The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the primary research and development arm of the Department of Homeland Security and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders to protect the homeland. Established by Congress to provide innovative solutions to the nation's homeland security challenges, S&T is the core source of scientific and engineering expertise for the Department and uniquely postured to enhance our nation's security and resiliency. S&T's mission is to strengthen America’s security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, NIDRR has moved to the Administration for Community Living within the Department of Human Services and been renamed--the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). CACP has renewed funding since 2001 for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Wireless Technologies.
National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff. NCD sponsored two studies awarded for research by CACP researchers on impact of technology on people with disabilities: The Power of Digital Inclusion: Technology's Impact on Employment and Opportunities for People with Disabilites. October 4, 2011 and Effective Communications for People with Disabilities: Before, During and After Emergencies. May 24, 2014.
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country. With an annual budget of about $7.2 billion, almost a quarter of all federally supported basic research conducted by American colleges and universities, and in some fields, it is the major source of federal research support. NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical science, tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. In addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas, novel collaborations, and numerous projects.
The University System of Georgia (USG) is the primary public university system for the State of Georgia, which includes 31 public institutions of higher learning governed by the Georgia Board of Regents. As such, USG is the fourth largest university system in the United States by total student enrollment. It sets goals and provides general policy to its institutions, as well as administers the Public Library Service of Georgia, which includes 58 public library systems.
A part of an agreement between the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), and the University of Hong Kong, James White assisted in developing existing and proposed research activities of the JMSC, in particular with the researching, writing, and editing of papers for publication in English. While there is considerable interest in the condition of communications in China and Asia, especially the media and the social media situation, there is a lack of English-language material on that situation. Dr. White assisted in developing research to make up for that lack, and to develop an international series of books to offer new approaches, both conceptually and methodologically, to the study of media and communications in China.