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Emergency Management Blog Articles

From the DHS Office of Inspector General: Lack of Permanent Leadership Compounded DHS Challenges A new Inspector General (OIG) report defined the most pressing challenges facing the third largest federal agency as: Managing Programs and Operations Effectively and Efficiently during … Continue readin...
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U.S. Virgin Islands Recovery: Additional Actions Could Strengthen FEMA’s Key Disaster Recovery Efforts. GAO-20-54: Nov 19, 2019. Full report (76 pp) and the highlights of the report are both on this site.
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Although not exactly on the mark for the main theme of this blog, the Diva thought this article was worth considering. See:  2019 Report on Stress in America. The American Psychological Association released “Stress in America 2019,” an annual survey … Continue reading →
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Author:  Daniel Kaniewski, PhD October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month; a month to ensure all Americans are safer and more secure online. At FEMA, we are always focused on preparing ourselves, our partner...
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Author:  Angela R. Gladwell October is National Community Planning Month. Community planners around the globe join the American Planning Association  in highlighting this year’s theme of “Planning for Infrastructur...
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Author:  David I Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration It only takes one storm, one flash flood, or one inch of water to cause significant damage to a home or bus...
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Fort McMurray is a lesson for the rest of the Western United States about the increase in fire danger that we have seen develop over the years as the drought in the West has continued. For a wildland fire this was very expensive due to the loss of 2,400 homes and then also the impact of lost economi...
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Tom Bossert, who has been named to be the president's homeland security adviser appears, to know "which end is up" when it comes to homeland security and emergency management. If you look at the link above, it gives a brief work history. In particular I like the fact that he has worked at the Federa...
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