Governor Moore announces executive order on artificial intelligence, other actions to transform Maryland digital services

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced four major actions that the Moore-Miller Administration is taking to transform the digital experience in State government. The transformation focuses on the responsible use of artificial intelligence, user-centered design in digital services, ensuring equal access to all information technology, and protecting Maryland’s digital infrastructure through enhanced intergovernmental partnerships. “In our first year, we […]

Governor Moore announces Brigadier General Adam R. Flasch as Director of Governor’s Office of Homeland Security

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced the appointment of Brigadier General Adam R. Flasch to serve as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security. “Brigadier General Adam Flasch is a seasoned leader whose experience speaks for itself,” said Gov. Moore. “He is a man of service whose dedicated work with the Maryland National Guard has prepared him […]

State of Maryland announces over $8 million in federal homeland security grant funds to 68 nonprofitts

REISTERSTOWN, MD—The Maryland Department of Emergency Management this week announced awards totaling more than $8.7 million in federal homeland security grant funds to 68 nonprofit organizations around the state. The awards are funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). “This funding provides much needed financial support to nonprofit groups, which are […]

MEMA secures $19.3 million to prepare for and reduce risks of hazards, disasters, terrorist attacks

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that it will receive a combined total of $19,331,363 for Fiscal Year 2021 from the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), and the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program. The HSGP, NSGP, and EMPG are the three programs that constitute the DHS/FEMA focus on enhancing the […]

Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System set for August 7

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, August 7th. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and TV stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will not include a message on cell phones via Wireless Emergency Alerts. The test is […]

Macroburst caused Wednesday storm damage in Perry Hall, White Marsh

PERRY HALL, MD – The National Weather Service has determined what caused Wednesday’s severe storm damage in Perry Hall and White Marsh – and it wasn’t a tornado. Forecasters say a “macroburst” was responsible for wreaking havoc on trees and power lines in the area. Northeastern Baltimore County and southern Harford County were hit by a macroburst, which produced damaging […]

‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ program to be offered at WMVFC

Residents with basic preparedness skills are more likely to handle everyday and large-scale emergencies successfully. “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is a program sponsored by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management designed to give residents the information and tools needed to manage “everyday” emergencies, as well as large-scale weather and other major disasters. The program is offered several times a year […]

Emergency Management, MDOT prepare for Hurricane Florence

Baltimore County Emergency Management officials are preparing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and serious inland and/or coastal flooding to the Baltimore area. The potential for flooding and for trees to topple and bring down power lines is greater because the ground is already saturated from months of above-average rainfall. Residents should prepare now to get along for seven days without power, […]