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Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee Letters

April 24, 2018

FirstNet Appointments

Letter (from Governor Sandoval and Governor Bullock) to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Michael Poth regarding FirstNet board and committee appointments.


March 13, 2018

Council Letter On Use of National Guard in Disaster Response

Council Co-Chair Letter (from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy) to Deputy Secretary Shanahan and General Lengyel requesting continued collaboration on disaster response and recovery and utilization of the National Guard.


March 13, 2018

FY19 Appropriations Request–National Guard Funding

Letter (from Minnesota Governor Dayton and Missouri Governor Greitens) to House and Senate Defense Appropriators requesting robust funding in Fiscal Year 2019 for the National Guard.


December 14, 2017

Council of Governors Letter Regarding Annual Report on the Non-Federalize National Guard

Letter (From Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors) to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau asking for collaboration on new annual report requirement on the non-federalized National Guard.


December 13, 2017

Co-Chairs Welcome Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen

The Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors letter welcoming Department of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen to the Council.


November 06, 2017

Reducing Burdensome Cyber Regulations

Letter (From the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers) to Director of the Office of Management (OMB) and Budget Mick Mulvaney asking OMB to engage with Governors and state CIOs to harmonize disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and normalize the federal audit process.


October 06, 2017

Council of Governors Ask Appropriators to Consider National Guard Efforts in Supplemental Appropriation Bills

Letter (from the Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors) to House and Senate Appropriation Committee leadership to consider the critical mission of the National Guard in hurricane response and recovery efforts as Congress acts on emergency supplemental appropriations bills.


October 02, 2017

Joint Association Letter on FY18 NDAA Conference Priorities

Letter (from the National Governors Association, the Air Force Association, the National Guard Association of the U.S., the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the U.S., the Adjutants General Association of the U.S., and the Reserve Officers Association) to Chairman John McCain, Ranking Member Jack Reed, Chairman Mac Thornberry and Ranking Member Adam Smith expressing support for including language in the conference FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to expand TRICARE benefits to Guardsmen serving under 12304b and military technicians.


September 19, 2017

FY18 NDAA Conference – Military Technician Conversion

Letter (from the National Governors Association and the Council of Governors) to Chairman John McCain, Ranking Member Jack Reed, Chairman Mac Thornberry and Ranking Member Adam Smith expressing support for including language in the conference FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to reduce the conversion percentage of dual status military technicians, delay implementation of conversion, expand TRICARE Reserve Select and require a report on enhancing the technician program.


August 15, 2017

Co-Chair Welcome Letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan

Council Co-Chairs congratulate Deputy Secretary Shanahan on his confirmation and encourage a continued relationship with the Department of Defense on matters regarding the National Guard and civil support activities.