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FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray

the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription, use ‚Äď the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription. Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose and is the standard treatment for opioid

News Release: DHS S&T Awards Funds to Brooklyn Startup Developing Flood Analytics Tech

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a Phase 1 Other Transaction award of $195,260 to Cloud to Street (commercially conducting business as Floodbase), a Brooklyn, New York-based startup to develop flood analytics technology that will help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) improve preparedness and response

DHS Releases FY23 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Notice of Funding

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the Fiscal Year 2023 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Administered by the DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the TVTP Grant Program supports local communities in their

Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2024, which provides $60.4 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and an additional $20.1 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund to address major disasters. The FY 2024 Budget invests in border security, cybersecurity, maritime

Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on President Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on President Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy:“This National Cybersecurity Strategy establishes a clear vision for a secure cyberspace. The Department of Homeland Security continuously evolves to counter emerging threats and protect Americans in our modern world. We will implement the

TSA Is Prepared for Higher Passenger Volumes for Spring Break Travel Season

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for spring break travelers and offers a few travel tips for the most efficient checkpoint experience. The spring break travel season begins around Feb. 17 and continues through April 21. TSA anticipates that its Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) will screen increasing numbers of

DHS Updates Department-Wide Use of Force Policy to Advance Effective, Accountable Law Enforcement and Strengthen Public Safety

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced updates to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Use of Force Policy as required by President Biden’s Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety to meet or exceed the Department of Justice guidance on the use of force. This policy

DHS Teams Up with State and Local Officials to Secure Super Bowl LVII

The Department of Homeland Security, in close coordination with state and local officials, is leading federal efforts to ensure the safety and security of employees, players, and fans during Super Bowl LVII. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas was in Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona this week to inspect security

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