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A Better Prepared Maryland, July 22nd, 2014

Last week, I made a second call on our Maryland FiRST statewide radio communications system to mark the successful implementation of the system’s expansion to the Eastern Shore. The State’s first-ever statewide radio communications system puts first responders on the entire Eastern Shore and parts of Central Maryland on the same radio channel so they can communicate  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Named Co-Chair of Council of Governors, February 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC  - President Barack Obama has named Governor Martin O’Malley co-chair of the Council of Governors, an entity created by the President that recognizes the important role that state and local governments play in homeland security and defense. The Council brings governors and key federal officials together to address issues associated with the National Guard,  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown in Honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD– Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown today released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day: “We have no greater strength as a country than our men and women who give of themselves to defend their families, their neighbors, and their communities. Today, and every day, we thank them and their families for  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on the Anniversary of 9/11, September 11th, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD  –  Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks: “On September 11, 2001, we told one another that we would never forget.  Today and every day, we remember the men, women, and children – 68 of them Marylanders – who lost their lives 11  Read the Rest…

‘Sailing’ Safely, June 21st, 2012

By Ken Mallette, MEMA Director Last week, we kicked off the international bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812. And while we all heard about the great events, one of the lesser-known stories about this celebration was the historic collaboration among local, state, federal and even non-government partners to help keep Marylanders and visitors safe.  Read the Rest…

Our Veterans, May 15th, 2012

By Lt. Governor Anthony Brown As we observe National Military Appreciation Month, it is more important than ever that we maintain our commitment to addressing unemployment among our Veterans. These brave men and women have served this nation with courage and honor, and it is our collective responsibility to help connect them with the jobs  Read the Rest…

New Video on Homeland Security Goal, March 19th, 2012

The way we approach homeland security has drastically changed since September 11, 2001. Perhaps the most lasting and lifesaving tribute we can give to those who died on 9/11 is to better prepare our State – and therefore our nation – for the possibility of another attack, and the inevitability of the next hurricane or  Read the Rest…

9/11 TENTH ANNIVERSARY HOMELAND SECURITY SYMPOSIUM: Building a More Resilient Maryland: 12 Core Capacities, September 9th, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland I want to thank all of you for what you do for us every day. I also want to thank Congressman Cummings and Senator Cardin for fighting the important fight to actually fund the most basic responsibility that any government, federal, national, or local, has – and that is to protect the well-being  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Governor Markell Announce New Information Sharing Initiative, August 18th, 2011

Salisbury, MD (August 18, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley and Delaware Governor Jack Markell today launched an important new effort by both states to collaborate and share information across jurisdictional boundaries about violent or potentially violent offenders.  Details of the new initiative were announced at a meeting today on the campus of Salisbury University. “In  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on the Anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s Capture by Hamas, June 24th, 2011

Annapolis, MD (June 24, 2011) – As the Jewish Sabbath approaches this year on the fifth anniversary of Gilad Shalit being taken prisoner by Hamas, Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement: “For five years, the murderous terrorist organization Hamas has illegally – and immorally – held Gilad Shalit, without even the basic human  Read the Rest…