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DHS Still Worst in Federal Agency Ranking

This is a record nobody wants – DHS continues to be at the bottom for federal agency employment.  See: Homeland Security ranks as worst federal agency for employees Another account of the report from Breitbart.

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Assessment of FEMA – some positive and negative changes noted

An invigorated FEMA is on the comeback trail. Do the federal agency’s local partners see any progress? Governing Magazine, August 2010. Among the positive signs the author notes are: While FEMA may or may not get more power to push … Continue reading

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U.S. Coast Guard – change in mission since formation of DHS

The response and recovery for the BP Oil Spill Disaster are being carried out under the National Contingency Plan, with lead roles for the USCG, EPA, and NOAA. Today the Washington Post provides an in-depth analysis of the changing roles … Continue reading

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Three Significant New Reports on Federal Recovery Systems

Three new reports out this week (April 13) address some of the fundamental problems of  the current federal recovery system: (1) Heritage Foundation. Federalizing Disasters Weakens FEMA — and Hurts Americans Hit by Catastrophes. Report # 2398 by M. Mayer … Continue reading

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