In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing the effectiveness of emergency communications after the implementation of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). The PKEMRA was enacted to improve the federal government’s preparation for and response to disasters, including emergency communications.
GAO-16-681 examines … Read More
Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their testimony on the progress made by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. The testimony is based on previous GAO reports that were issued between 2012 and 2015, and audits the progress FEMA has made in national… Read More
This August marks the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic 2005 Atlantic hurricane season that devastated the gulf coast region. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall, followed shortly by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma in September and October. Ten years into the recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Federal Emergency Management… Read More
A Government Accountability Office report released in November of this year assesses the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s efforts in disaster and emergency management since Hurricane Katrina in 2005...
Inside this issue: When Diplomacy Fails: Consent, Risk and Modern Warfare, by M. Shane Riza; Is it Time for an Interagency Goldwater-Nichols Act?, by Sean M. Roche; Social Capital in the Interagency Environment of Iraq, Lynne Chandler-Garcia …and much more.