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Homeland Security meets with feds in DC

Posted: Jun 15, 2018 3:17 PM Updated:

Securing the island of any potential threat, the head of Guam Homeland Security spent the week in the nation's capitol meeting with federal counterparts.

It's our unique location that had the eyes of many on us whenever the height of the threats was made out of North Korea. Just one of many things discussed between the Guam Homeland Security and homeland officials from across the nation. Homeland Security Advisor George Charfauros spoke was on his way to Washington DC for the national governor's association homeland security advisory council meeting.

"We share lessons learned and anything that we can share or use to broaden our security posture and enterprise," he detailed. Sharing lessons as the nation faced issues such as mass shootings or other disastrous events in the last year.

For Guam, the biggest problem many still talk about is the direct threat from North Korea to launch missiles to the island. An issue Charfauros says other homeland security advisors have shown interest in, and most especially how the territory reacted and responded in the days following the threat.

"There's other states that have asked us how we prepare and how we felt with such a unique situation and that was comprised of all this," he said.

The discussion could also mean more funding heading our way, however, Charfauros contends the island has never been short changed when it comes to securing money for his agency.

Guam Homeland officials also continuing efforts to secure more alert warning systems for the island, as they continue conducting checks and monitoring the existing sirens.

Ultimately, the focus is to keep all homeland security agencies in America on the same page, so that each state and territory would be ready in the event of the unexpected.

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