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This is an official U.S. government website. Unauthorized access is prohibited by Public Law 99-474 (The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986), and can result in administrative, disciplinary and criminal proceedings. This website is designed and maintained by the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA) and is provided as a service to the Department of Defense for distribution of publicly available information.

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense of any referenced website or the information, products, or services contained therein.

Use of Measurement and Customization Technology

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us. If you choose to send email to the site webmaster or submit and online feedback form, any contact information that you provide will be solely used to respond to your request and not stored.

This website uses measurement and customization technology known as "cookies". Cookies are used to remember a user's online interactions with a website or online application in order to conduct measurement and analysis of usage or to customize the user's experience.

There are two kinds of cookies used on this website. A single-session cookie (Tier 1) is a line of text that is stored temporarily on a user's computer and deleted as soon as the browser is closed. A persistent or multi-session cookie (Tier 2) is saved to a file on a user's hard drive and is called up the next time that user visits a website. Use of these cookies does not involve the collection of a visitor's personally identifiable information (PII).

CFE-DMHA does not use the information associated with cookies to track individual user activity on the Internet outside this website, nor does it share the data obtained through such technologies, without the user's explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. CFE-DMHA does not keep a database of information obtained from the use of cookies.

Cookies are enabled by default to optimize website functionality and customize user experience. Users can choose not to accept the use of these cookies by changing the settings on their local computer's web browser. The USA.gov website, http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml, provides general instructions on how to opt out of cookies and other commonly used web measurement and customization technologies. Opting out of cookies still permits users to access comparable information and services.