Category Archives: FEMA

FEMA and NOAA Vacancies Are Damn Serious

Starting hurricane season without leaders of NOAA and FEMA should ‘scare the hell out of everybody’ “That should scare the hell out of everybody,” retired US Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré told CNN. “These positions help save lives.”  

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Pending Legislation re FEMA Programs

Lately in Washington, it is hard to believe anything is going to get done that involves Congress, but here is an article re some possible changes in national legislation. See” House advances legislation to enhance FEMA disaster response, recovery programs … Continue reading

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New Type of Disaster Reservists

FEMA hopes to speed disaster response with Baton Rouge contingent of home-based ‘reservists’ Baton Rouge will serve as the test site for a program designed to convert hundreds of temporary FEMA workers into reservists — creating a ready-made response team … Continue reading

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New FEMA Administrator- Confirmed on June 19th

New FEMA Administrator has been confirmed, as of June 19th. Excerpts from the FEMA press release, April 28, 2017: Nomination of William B. “Brock” Long as FEMA Administrator & Appointment of Tom Dinanno as FEMA Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs. … Continue reading

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Heated Discussion at Congressional Hearing on Baton Rouge Flooding

Louisiana flood response blasted by Congress after state, FEMA ‘fell on its face,’ lawmaker says. Tension over Louisiana’s recovery from last year’s catastrophic floods became the focus of a Congressional hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with Republican congressmen repeatedly taking … Continue reading

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Proposed DHS Budget Criticized by Former Executives

From The Atlantic Magazine, article titled Trump’s Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget; The president prioritized border security and immigration enforcement in his blueprint, but it risks coming at the expense of other equally important priorities. Among the authors is former DHS … Continue reading

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Craig Fugate’s Reflections on His FEMA Years

A news article that features an interview with Craig Fugate: Fugate on His Replacement and Hatred for Bureaucracy.

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