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Content taken from the Bi-Weekly RDPO Newsletter (01.10.20):

Notice! Nationwide Cybersecurity Review Requirement

  • Important! On December 18th, FEMA extended the deadline for government agencies receiving Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding to participate in the National Cybersecurity Review online tool. The online platform will now close February 14, 2020 (instead of December 31, 2019). Additionally, agencies that find out later in the period that they will be receiving 2019 funding can participate in the next NCR open period, usually Oct-Dec annually.

New!Oregon FluBites Report

  • Subscribe to the weekly Oregon FluBites report from the Oregon Health Authority to monitor the flu and other viruses across seasons.

New!US Army Corps of Engineers Draft Feasibility Study Report

  • Over the course of the last year, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff have completed detailed engineering and economic evaluations of our local levee system. They have identified the vulnerabilities and looked at many potential ways to address them. This is an opportunity to review and provide public comment on the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Tentatively Selected Plan for the Portland-Metropolitan Levee System, located along the Columbia River. If you are interested in learning more about the New Start Feasibility Study and the alternatives analysis, you can attend one of the open houses below or reach out to Brian Eberhardt at about potentially scheduling a briefing.

New!“Triumphs, Conundrums, and Debates in Earthquake Forecasting and Seismic Hazards”

  • If you would like a preview of Ross Stein’s Science Pub talk on July 21, 2020, check out this recording of his most recent presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in December.

Building Science Releases FEMA P-2055: Post-disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guide

  • FEMA P-2055 summarizes and references best practice guideline documents, identifies recommended improvements and needs, and provides interim recommendations for issues without best practice guidance. It also offers considerations for program planning prior to an incident and program management and implementation after an incident, including a primer for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments that have the authority to set standards or policy related to the implementation of post-disaster building evaluations for safety and habitability.

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