Federal Coordination Fact Sheet

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Lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and Super Storm Sandy illustrate the need for improved emergency communications coordination across the Federal Government and among state, local, tribal, and international agencies. To address these issues, Congress created the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC).  In turn, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the One DHS Emergency Communications Committee, a sub-group of the ECPC, to coordinate intra-DHS emergency communications activities.