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As the U.S. government faces an increasing number of threats to our key infrastructure and buildings, supporting agencies and the Administration are taking action to prioritize security. On November 27, 2023, President Biden signed Executive Order 14111, which reinforces the work of the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) and reaffirms commitment to the security of federal facilities. ELP alum and ISC Chief Daryle Hernandez and his team plan to support ISC member efforts to better strengthen and support the security of federal facilities.

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With 17 years of experience in local and state government positions, CHDS Masters alum Justin Kates joined Wawa as a Senior Business Continuity Adviser in September 2023. His role involves leading the company's strategy to prevent, mitigate, and respond to different types of emergencies.

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Oakland Fire Department’s Patrick Stueve experienced two incidents earlier this year that underscored to him the need for a strategy that overcomes the loss of communications among firefighters during an emergency response.

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Two Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department representatives are using their Center for Homeland Defense and Security Emergence change initiatives to upgrade their department’s internal communications network. 

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