department of homeland security en Columbia Fire Department Announces Grant Extension <p></p><p>The Columbia Fire Department announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to its 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER).</p><p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded a SAFER Grant to the Columbia Fire Department on March 3, 2013. The grant began paying for salaries and benefits for five new fire fighters over the course of two years and totaled $658,120.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:40:16 +0000 Brandon Kiley 54406 at Columbia Fire Department Announces Grant Extension Fed letter thanks Mo. for complying with Real ID <p>Republican lawmakers are raising new questions about whether Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has tried to comply with the federal Real ID Act.</p><p>Senators on Wednesday released a copy of a form letter sent in March 2010 by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Nixon thanking him for his efforts to comply with Real ID.</p><p>Nixon signed a 2009 state law prohibiting Missouri from taking steps intended to comply with the goals of the 2005 federal identity law, which sets stringent requirements for photo identification cards.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:42:34 +0000 Associated Press 33037 at Dept. of Revenue promises it is not sending citizens personal documents to the federal government <p>State Department of Revenue leaders told a Missouri House committee today that they are NOT sending copies of documents from Missouri citizens to the federal government.&nbsp;</p><p>Director Brian Long and Deputy Director John Mollenkamp say they now require documents from state residents, including conceal-carry endorsements, to be scanned into a computer system as part of an effort to cut down on fraud.&nbsp; Republican House Member Todd Richardson says, though, he’s still skeptical about the agency’s intentions</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:44:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30243 at N-BAF Report Cuts Risk of Pathogen Exposure <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The risk of a pathogen release at the controversial National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built in Manhattan, Kan., is much less than originally calculated, according to a new, much-anticipated report from the Department of Homeland Security.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:24:52 +0000 Laura Ziegler 11974 at N-BAF Report Cuts Risk of Pathogen Exposure