The Prepositioned Equipment Program (PEP)

Francis R. Lepage
Lead Emergency Management Specialist
DHS Office for Domestic Preparedness
State and Local Program Management Division, Equipment Support Branch

June 25, 2003

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Interoperable Communications User’s Handbook

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Lead Emergency Management Specialist

Mr Lepage is a Lead Emergency Management Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness, State and Local Program Management Division.

Mr. Lepage leads the Equipment Support Branch in the State and Local Program Management Division (SLPMD) and has management responsibility for several ODP equipment programs including the Prepositioned Equipment Program (PEP), the Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program (DPETAP), the Grant Assistance Program (GAP), the Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse Program (HDER), and other initiatives involving interoperability of first responder equipment and communication systems. Mr Lepage is a subject matter expert for ODP dealing with WMD domestic preparedness equipment programs and has been instrumental in the development of several key components of ODP's Equipment Program.

Prior to working with the Department of Justice, Mr. Lepage served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army serving in Europe as a nuclear weapons officer, and later as a Host Nation Liaison Officer with the Belgian Forces of the Interior.

A native of New Hampshire, Mr. Lepage has resided in the Washington, D.C. area since 1990.