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Jul 15, 2014 | NJBIZ

Morgan Stanley hopes Newark program improves kids' wellness

A Newark pilot program launched this summer by Morgan Stanley hopes to impact the health of inner-city youngsters by creating the kind of wellness environment that many suburban communities take for granted.

Jul 15, 2014 | FCW

DHS could get a bit more social

Legislation moving through Congress would put a more-public face on the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's existing committee charged with harnessing social media in the wake of public emergencies, including terrorist attacks.

Jul 12, 2014 | Alternative Press

Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation: Curbing Hunger Extends Its Statewide Food Drive

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency of hunger and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.

Jul 11, 2014 | ExecutiveGov

House OKs Homeland Security, Communications Bills

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.), ranking member for the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, introduced HR 4289 to establish a governance structure for communications across DHS components.

Jul 11, 2014 | Alternative Press

Curbing Hunger Campaign Extending Through July

The Curbing Hunger program, which has so far collected almost 50,000 pounds of food, has been extended through July in an attempt to raise even more.

Jul 10, 2014 | Federal News Radio

House passes bill to improve communications within DHS

Last night, the House passed legislation to improve communications between DHS's 22 component parts. The bill was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne (D- NJ), who is the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness and the prime sponsor of the DHS Interoperable Communications Act.

Jul 10, 2014 | Federal News Radio

House passes bills tackling DHS communications during disasters

When disaster strikes, the Department of Homeland Security wants communication to be smoother, faster and more efficient at every level. Congress took steps toward that goal with the passage of H.R. 4289, the DHS Interoperable Communications Act introduced by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.).

Jul 9, 2014 | HS Today

DHS Interoperable Communications Act Aims To Achieve Interoperable Communications

The DHS Interoperable Communications Act (HR 4289) passed by the House would clarify the Undersecretary for Management’s responsibilities related to communications systems at DHS by charging the Undersecretary with developing “policies and directives to achieve and maintain interoperable communications among the components of the Department.”

Jul 9, 2014 | The Hill

House passes bill to boost DHS use of social media in emergencies

Legislation to establish Department of Homeland Security standards for emergency responses on social media during terrorist attacks passed in the House on Tuesday. Passed 375-19, the bill would create a working group within DHS to provide guidance on the use of social media before, during and after terrorist attacks.

Jul 9, 2014 | Fedscoop

House passes DHS bill to enhance social media use in disasters

Rep. Donald Payne, a Democrat whose home state of New Jersey was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, co-sponsored the bill. Before the legislation passed the House, he recalled how social media “galvanized ordinary citizens into action” along the Atlantic Coast in 2012 and after the Boston Marathon bombings last year.