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National Capital Region Coordination

The District and the National Capital Region continues to reap numerous benefits from a collaborative approach to Homeland Security. HSEMA will continue to work with our regional partners to:

Identify target opportunities that provide the ability to improve skills, build resources, and establish meaningful and effective partnerships, both internally within the District and with neighboring jurisdictions and Federal and private/public organizations

Demonstrate accountability related to grant funding and other legal, regulatory, and related obligations

Heighten the region's ability to track expenditures, resources, and data, which will aid in reporting against grant (and other types of) requirements

Aid leadership and front-line managers in strategic, policy, and operational decision-making, through enhanced access to better, more reliable information

Respond to inquiries from and be proactive in presenting information to Congress, the media, grant providers, partner organizations, citizens, and other involved and interested parties

Enhance the overall readiness and capability to protect citizens, institutions, and property against risks posed by terrorism, natural disasters and emergencies, and technological incidents that could disrupt, impede, or threaten the safety and well-being of the broader metropolitan Washington, DC, community.