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Title: Texas Homeland Security Grant Program


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Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
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Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
FY2004
  • State Homeland Security Program
  • Presented by
  • Aurora M. Sanchez
  • Director, Criminal Justice
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
  • Don McFarland
  • Program Manager, Domestic Preparedness
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
  • April 30, 2004

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Federal Homeland Security
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Texas State Homeland Security
  • The primary goal of the Texas First Responder
    Preparedness Program is to create partnerships
    among local, state and federal agencies,
    volunteer organizations and the private sector.
    The strength of the Texas plan is the
    implementation of regional, interlocking and
    supporting terrorism preparedness programs.
  • Governor Rick Perry
  • Strategies for Texas First Responder Preparedness
  • August 9, 2002

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Texas State Homeland Security
  • We have an integrated approach in gathering,
    analyzing, sharing info
  • Texas Security Alert and Analysis Center (the
    brain)
  • Brings together LE and emergency response
  • 1-866-786-5972
  • www.texasalert.tx.gov
  • Texas SENTRY Report Public can submit
    information about unusual, suspicious and/or
    criminal activities
  • Emergency Response Network The state pushes 1
    button and reaches 6,000 agencies to push down
    data staffed 24/7
  • Joint Regional Information Exchange System
    secure network to exchange info between
    government agencies

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Percent to Local and State80 Local - 20 State
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
Total Funds Obligated (99,00,01,02,03,03II, 03II
UASI)
Total Funds Total Funds Obligated
(99,00,01,02,03,03II, 03II UASI)
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Funding History
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
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Components
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
  • State Homeland Security Grant Program
  • State Homeland Security Program
  • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
  • Citizen Corps Program
  • Urban Area Security Initiative
  • Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Trinity
    Rail

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Who is Eligible?
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
  • State Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Counties
  • Incorporated Municipalities
  • Federally Recognized Tribes
  • DFW Airport
  • State Agencies (limited to max of 20)
  • Councils of Governments
  • Jurisdictions must complete the assessment and
    have an Emergency Operations Plan

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Assessment Participation
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
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Roles
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
  • State Director of Homeland Security
  • Division of Emergency Management
  • TEEX (SAA)
  • Councils of Governments
  • Urban Area Working Groups
  • Jurisdiction Points of Contact

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Funding Methods
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
  • State Homeland Security Program
  • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
  • Citizen Corps Program
  • UASI Program

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Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention
ProgramMust Have a Law Enforcement Capability
Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
  • LETPP IS A PREVENTION PROGRAM

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LETPP PROJECT FOCUS
  • First Priority Mandatory Participation
  • Implement JRIES/HSIN
  • Dedicated Computer
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • License Fee 150.00

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What is JRIES/HSIN
  • Information Sharing

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Homeland Sec.Info. Network
  • HSIN-JRIES began as a counter-terrorism
    information sharing program under the name Joint
    Regional Information Exchange System (JRIES)
  • HSIN-JRIES provides a internet based secure
    technology which allows real-time information
    sharing at the Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU)
    level
  • Aggressive deployment HSIN to all States, Major
    Cities and then into all 3033 counties
  • State Homeland Security Director's office
  • EOC
  • State Adjutant Generals office
  • Other state level offices designated by each
    governor

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  • Establish Secret level network for sharing of
    terrorist intelligence information by the end of
    this year
  • Develop policies and procedures to support this
    network
  • Continue DHS efforts to consolidate and enhance
    legacy information sharing systems
  • Explore collaborative efforts with other Federal
    Departments and Agencies which will achieve the
    IS goals and facilitate accomplishment of our
    mission

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HSIN (JRIES)
  • Joint Regional Information Exchange System
    (JRIES) is the secure collaborative system used
    by the Department of Homeland Security Operations
    Center (HSOC) to collect and disseminate
    information between DHS and Federal, State,
    Tribal and Local agencies involved in the
    combating terrorism mission. JRIES is
  • Focused on information exchange and real time
    collaboration between Federal, State, Tribal and
    Local authorities.
  • Includes information analysis tools and
    capabilities to support distributed collaborative
    analysis and reporting across Federal, State,
    Tribal and Local Law Enforcement and Intelligence
  • Meets all applicable security requirements and
    has achieved system accreditation by the
    Intelligence Community
  • Currently deployed to over 100 federal, state and
    local entities with many more connecting every
    month.

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Information Collection and Dissemination
Information for LE Operation
FBI Tips Unit
DHS Tips Monitor
Terrorist ThreatIntegration Center
Department of Homeland Security Operations
Center
Federal Bureau of Investigation Tips Program
LEO
HSIN/JRIES
HSIN/JRIES
NJTTF
Threats and Warnings
States and Major Urban Areas
JTTFs Integration Center
Joint/TestWebsites
Tips Submitted by General Public or LE Network
Member
Operations Complaint information can
be addressed by FBI/JTTFs/Nationally via LEO.
Intelligence Information flows to DHS,
TTIC and FBI Tips unit simultaneously via HSIN
Universal Tips Report Number will permit
tracking through Operations and Intelligence flow
routes.
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National Homeland Security SystemsIntelligence
Operations working together
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DHS/DOJ Information Sharing
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LETPP
  • OTHER STATE APPROVED PROJECTS
  • INCLUDE

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LETPP ODP Suggested Projects
  • Assess and harden critical infrastructure
  • Establish-enhance Terrorism intelligence/early
    warning system, center, or task force
  • Establish/enhance Emergency Operations Center
  • Establish/enhance explosive ordnance units
  • Establish/enhance sustainable H/S exercise
    programs
  • Establish/enhance sustainable H/S training
    programs
  • Establish/enhance cyber security program

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LETPP TIME LINE
  • May 6th - Regional Emergency Preparedness
    Advisory Committee
  • May 10th Jurisdiction Project Worksheet DUE to
    AACOG
  • May 14th State Administrative Agency forwards
    Projects to DHS/ODP
  • Grant Award Letters will follow.

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Texas Homeland Security Grant Program
Questions
Contact Information Don McFarland Emergency
Preparedness Manager Alamo Area Council of
Governments (210) 362-5296 Dmcfarland_at_aacog.com
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