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USGS, universities collaborate on improving earthquake early warning system on west coast

The collaboration will entail continued "development of scientific algorithms to rapidly detect potentially damaging earthquakes, more thoroughly test the system and improve its performance."

Federal efforts to enhance nation's resilience to disasters needs overall strategy, GAO says

Such a strategy could help identify, prioritize and guide future funding. But without it, GAO said it increases the risk that the government and its partners will see "lower returns on investments or lost opportunities to strengthen key critical infrastructure and lifelines."

Pentagon report spells out global climate change risks as national security issue

Climate change is a security risk and will exacerbate poverty, environmental degradation, social tensions, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions, threatening the stability of several countries, according to the Defense Department.

FAA warns drone operators not to interfere with efforts to fight wildfires else face penalties

This summer, firefighters in California were about to drop fire retardant from low-flying aircraft on a fire burning thousands of acres of wildlands in the San Bernardino Mountains when they saw a small drone flying between two of the planes. Because of this, officials had to ground their aircrafts.

DHS signs agreement with GSA, gaining access to OASIS professional services contract

OASIS and the small business component provide access to a wide range of services, including program management, management consulting, logistics, engineering, scientific and financial.

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