"The Governor's Office of Homeland Security was established on 23 June 2003. The Office serves as the direct liaison to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as coordinating State departments, agencies, counties, and municipalities in matters of homeland security and emergency preparedness. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), which is part of the Maryland Military Department, provides logistical and infrastructure support to the Office of Homeland Security. MEMA manages many of the federal grants funding a broad range of initiatives leading to enhanced protection from and responses to the full range of natural and man-made disasters which could threaten our citizens."
Maryland Governor's Office of Homeland Security
Maryland Governor's Office of Homeland Security: http://www.gov.state.md.us/gohs/index.html