Homeland Security & Public Safety

NCR Homeland Security Program Management Office

Given the numerous threats and hazards that the region faces, homeland security preparedness and resiliency remain a top priority for area elected officials, emergency managers, and first responders. The National Capital Region Homeland Security Program Management Office (PMO) is the primary mechanism through which COG assists local, state, and federal partners in enhancing the overall management of the region’s homeland security program, evaluating the performance of programs, and providing officials with the tools needed to make sound financial and programmatic decisions. This includes managing and overseeing implementation of the NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan, and offering recommendations on and monitoring the projects associated with homeland security grants under the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program. The PMO, which was established in 2014, reports administratively to COG and operationally to a Steering Committee comprised of state and federal officials on the Senior Policy Group as well as local city and county managers.