GAO’s Oversight of the Pandemic Response. In March 2020, Congress passed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, a multi-trillion dollar stimulus bill, to respond to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. The CARES Act also includes a provision for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to regularly report on the pandemic response by the federal government. To date, GAO has released 10 oversight reports as a part of this provision.
Their latest report, COVID-19: Current and Future Federal Preparedness Requires Fixes to Improve Health Data and Address Improper Payments, details 15 new recommendations to federal agencies as GAO continues “to monitor and oversee the federal government’s efforts to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The site has an abundance of information for women interested in emergency management and related fields, including a resume section, a data section, articles and lists of colleges and universities for training.
From GovTech.com this opinion piece: Emergency Management Must Resist the Status Quo. The next generation of emergency managers needs to be trained, educated, and certified in a similar manner to how we educate other public safety professionals, and communicate about many subjects, and manage millions of dollars.