House Panel Holds Hearing on Emergency Response Communications

At a November 18 hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, state officials warned that expired federal funding for emergency response communications could result in a hampered response to disasters. After 9/11, lawmakers responded to the inability of emergency responders to communicate with funding for the […]

DHS 2014 National Emergency Communications Plan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its first updated National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) since the original in 2008. The NECP is the Nation’s over-arching strategic plan for enhancing emergency communications capabilities and interoperability nationwide, and this update addresses the increasingly complex communications landscape that the public safety community uses. The 2014 NECP focuses […]

NARC Sends Joint Comments on Waters of the United States Proposal to EPA

NARC, along with six other associations representing local governments and agencies, jointly submitted comments to the Federal REGISTER on November 14, 2014 requesting clarity on the federal proposal to redefine “Waters of the United States.” The groups called for several adjustments and an additional review period to be certain that concerns are adequately addressed. “The […]

Press Release: National Organizations Call for Federal Transportation Funding to Meet Local Needs

The five organizations that signed a joint letter last week calling on Congress to provide additional transportation funding to local governments release a joint press release today highlighting the letter’s importance. The organizations that signed the letter are: Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations National Association of Counties National Association of Regional Councils National League of […]

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