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GAO Testimony re FEMA

FEMA Has Made Progress since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, but Challenges Remain. GAO-16-90T; Oct 22, 2015. (Report is 24 pages). For those readers tracking workforce issues, see pages 14-15.

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The Conflict at FEMA Between Rhetoric and Actions on Climate Change

First as tragedy, then as farce: FEMA still to adapt to climate change . Despite the agency’s attempts to account for bigger storms, its outdated rules leave communities unprepared for disaster. An indepth look at recent disasters and the problems … Continue reading

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FEMA report on 5th Commemoration of Katrina/Rita

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=hurricane+katrina&iid=9612375″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9612375/year-anniversary-hurricane/year-anniversary-hurricane.jpg?size=500&imageId=9612375″ width=”234″ height=”138″ /]FEMA has issued its own report, 16 pp., titled Katrina/Rita The 5th Commemoration, August 29, 2010 September 24, 2010. It is a short, bland account of the program areas — individual assistance, public … Continue reading

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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: [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=craig+fugate&iid=4821506″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/4821506/fema-head-craig-fugate-and/fema-head-craig-fugate-and.jpg?size=500&imageId=4821506″ width=”234″ height=”147″ /]While FEMA may or … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster Recovery – June 29 – Deja Vu all over again

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9140960″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9140960/oil-from-spill-continues/oil-from-spill-continues.jpg?size=500&imageId=9140960″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]Since both crisis response and consequence management for the BP Oil Spill Disaster are being handled under the National Contingency Plan (NCP), rather than under the under the Stafford Act and the Presidential Disaster … Continue reading

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Recent GAO Work On Long-Term Recovery from Disasters — FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Conference June 9, 2010

At the recent Higher Education in Emergency Management Conference sponsored by DHS, June 7-10, GAO staffers provided a handout summarizing their recent work on recovery.  For a copy of their 24 page handout titled “Recent GAO Work on Disaster Recovery: … 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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