This page reviews recent developments in the National Capital Region (NCR) Homeland Security Program. Please consult the menu to the left for an overview of the program, regional working groups, emergency support function committees, grant status, and other information.
NCR UASI Process 2014
Regional Joint Information Center
The region has launched a News and Information Web site with alerts about weather, traffic, utilities, homeland security and other subjects. Visit the new site.
Sign up for emergency alerts from local governments. Capitalert is a free service that links the public to local emergency alert systems.
NCR Events Calendar
Visit the NCR Homeland Security Events Calendar for the latest listings of meetings, conferences and trainings.
Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region
This guide encourages Federal employees and the whole community in the Washington, DC, area to take practical steps to better prepare themselves and their families for emergencies that could threaten their homes, workplaces, and communities. View the guide.
Procedure to Request Training and Exercises
The NCR Exercise and Training
Oversight Panel (ETOP) serves as a point-of-contact for agencies
and organizations in the NCR with exercise and training requirements.
NCR Strategic Plan
The region has an updated 2010 Strategic Plan for Homeland Security. View the full document.
Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) Report
The QHSR is a congressionally mandated, top-to-bottom review of homeland security that will guide the Department of Homeland Security for the next four years and inform the nation’s homeland security policies, programs, and missions. View the report.
Procedure to Request the NCR Radio Cache
The NCR Radio Cache is funded through a Department of Homeland Security UASI grant, and consists of 1,250 portable radios and ancillary support equipment. It is available to support public safety communications within the NCR for emergency and/or scheduled events. Within two hours of receiving an emergency deployment request, the radio cache will be en-route to the requesting agency with a support staff that includes a NIMS qualified Communications Unit Leaders (COML) and communications technicians (COMT). Please click here for the request forms.