disaster response

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)FEMA

Lawmakers ask FEMA how to avoid future communication breakdowns during disasters

COVID-19 highlighted weaknesses in the federal emergency response chain of command and medical supply lines. But the agency’s acting chief told senators…

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Joseph Votel

Plans, like for disaster response, are great only if you can carry them out

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(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)FEMA

Nonprofit recommends amending Stafford Act to include FEMA in pandemic, cyber incident response

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How much has the Pentagon spent on PPE over the last few years?

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Shawn Dodson, left, with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, stacks cases of water donated by Vince Burns, right, from Ridgecrest, at San Bernardino County Fire Station 57 Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Trona, Calif. The area has been hit with two major earthquakes since Thursday. In Trona, a town of about 2,000 people considered the gateway to Death Valley, fire officials said dozens of structures were damaged. San Bernardino County Supervisor Robert Lovingood said FEMA delivered a tractor-trailer full of bottled water because of damage to water lines. Newsom declared a state of emergency for the county. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)

FEMA looks to build trust in data sharing after IG found it ‘overshared’ records

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What FEMA is to disaster response, CISA should be for cyber response

Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at DHS, said recent ransomware attacks on Baltimore, Louisiana and Texas…

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GAO: Coordination, capability of disaster response groups have shortcomings

The Red Cross and FEMA are supposed to coordinate with local air providers to make sure victims get what they need. But three hurricanes in 2017 showed…

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CongressJohn V. Kelly, Department of Homeland Security Acting Inspector General

DHS acting inspector general resigns earlier than expected after office pulled ‘feel good’ reports

Acting DHS Inspector General John V. Kelly stepped down from his post Monday, earlier than he previously expected, following the watchdog office’s rare reversal of more than a dozen reports posted on its website.

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