US/Canadian Joint Initiative for Disaster Response

US, Canada officials seek to improve joint emergency response through simulations.

The United States and Canada recently completed the initial phase of a cross-border, information-sharing experiment to improve responses to emergencies that might affect both nations.

The initiative called the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment, or CAUSE, involves both the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate and the Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science.

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