Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season (Capitol Hill Event, 9/25/18)

Join the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and partners from DHS Science and Technology, FEMA, Coast Guard, Critical Infrastructure, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection, as well as state and local emergency responders and smart cities leaders for an interactive conversation on how DHS is accelerating technology development to improve hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery operations for communities nationwide.

An Interactive Technology Demonstration and Conversation Hosted by The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and the Department of Homeland Security

With increased amounts of data to improve decision-making, communities have new tools to plan and respond to natural disasters, like hurricanes. The Department of Homeland Security and Congressional Smart Cities Caucus want to work with you to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies to build resilience capacity for your hometown.


Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season

September 25th, 2018 from 10:00am-12:30pm

Capitol Hill Visitors Center, Washington DC


  • Hear how DHS technologies being deployed today enhance capabilities that mitigate risks, improve decision-making, and drive efficiencies during hurricane season.

  • Weigh in on how DHS and smart cities planners can work together to develop solutions to maximize homeland security operations during hurricanes.

  • Learn how to partner with DHS; know the options for working with us, who to connect with, and what technology solutions are needed.


  • Inform members of Congress and Congressional staffers on DHS transitioned technologies that build community resilience capacity during hurricanes.

  • Demonstrate how DHS technologies are making impacts with hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery operations.

  • Educate smart cities planners on how to partner with DHS Components and integrate DHS technologies at state and local level.

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