• Continuity of Operations Planning and Teleworking

    Originally Aired February 23th at 3:05pm

  • FEMA in Focus

    You may remember what became known as “the fake press conference” — when FEMA officials answered questions from other FEMA employees, posing as reporters. It set off a firestorm of criticism, some from Secretary Chertoff…

  • FEMA’s Recovery Mentor Meeting

    If you’re going through a struggle, sometimes the best thing to do is find someone else who has been through it before. That’s the idea behind the “Recovery Mentor Meeting” hosted by the Federal Emergency…

  • Homeland Security: Inside & Out – February 15th, 2009

    Current state of ’homeland security’: After seven years, how did we get here?

  • DHS considering giving TSA employees union rights

    Review part of Napolitano’s priorities for department

  • Interoperability: surmounting the Tower of Babel

    Expectations clash with reality on Capital Hill on the issue of emergency communications interoperability.

  • FEMA head nominee on hold

    Hurricane season is a couple of weeks away and Louisiana Senator David Vitter has put the FEMA chief’s nomination on hold. By all accounts, Craig Fugate is well-qualified to hold the position. In our weekly…

  • Keeping FEMA in the DHS family

    With a response that took less than a minute, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano seemingly put to rest a debate that has been lingering in Washington for years. She told House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie…

  • OMB’s new performance framework to combine the best of the past

    Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients hires Shelley Metzenbaum to help lead the performance management effort. OMB to lean on the Performance Improvement Council to develop and advocate for new approach.

  • FEMA sparks up a new mobile lifeline

    FEMA’s new mobile Web site, m.fema.gov, has launched. The mobile Web site makes it easier to access critical information regarding emergency preparedness and what to do before and after a disaster right on a smartphone, according to Director of External Affairs, Brent Colburn.