FEMA Disaster Workforce: Actions Needed to Address Deployment and Staff Development Challenges , GAO-20-360, May 4
National Preparedness: Additional Actions Needed to Address Gaps in the Nation’s Emergency Management Capabilities . GAO-20-297, May 4
On May 5th, the GAO WatchBlog posted this article: Is FEMA Ready to Respond to Emergencies? Even before COVID-19, a rising number of natural disasters has meant an increased reliance by state, local, and tribal entities on federal funding and resources.
May 6: From GovExec: FEMA Is Deploying Employees Ill-Prepared for Disaster Response, Report Finds. The agency is also dealing with severe shortfalls in its on-call and reservist workforce.