Homeland Security Enterprise
On August 1, 2013, the EO 13650 directed the federal government to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. Under this order, DHS undertook a number of actions, including establishment of the IP Gateway.
This fact sheet explains the chemical data available to law enforcement, first responders, and other stakeholders to help with planning, incident preparedness, and response efforts to chemical incidents in their communities.
This fact sheet explains how DHS uses the CISA Gateway to share certain CFATS data elements to improve coordination and information sharing with State and local governments, and community stakeholders.
The Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC) is pleased to announce the launch of their website: www.dhs.gov/safecom/fpic. Additionally, a link to the FPIC website is also listed on SAFECOM’s Partner Associations and Related Links webpage.
At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we fight against the world’s toughest cyber adversaries. They attack at the speed of light, rapidly changing their tactics -- and targets -- to exploit new vulnerabilities and new technology. We are constantly challenged to keep up with these adversaries and defend the safety and security of the American people – the highest stakes.
Whether you are able to attend a workshop or not, you may start developing an emergency action plan and access other informative materials.
Resources such as posters and pocket guides raise awareness of the indicators of an active shooter incident and how to respond.
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program is a risk-based, regulatory program that sets the standards for security at the Nation’s high-risk chemical facilities. To determine if a chemical facility is high-risk and thereby covered under CFATS, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses a dynamic risk assessment process.