Peter Musurlian

HUD has work to do, to stop duplication of benefits

It’s a program with a long name: Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery and Mitigation. It entails a lot of money from Housing and Urban Development…

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After walking down a gravel road to do recon on a fire cresting into the trees, a wildland firefighter grimaces as he walks back to his crew on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at the Bedrock Fire north of Lenore, Idaho. Lenore is about 30 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho. (Pete Caster/Lewiston Tribune via AP)

White House asks Congress to keep firefighters from falling off the pay cliff

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USDA, EPA increasing in-office requirements for agency managers and supervisors

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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Federal authorities said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, that they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Authority and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

A Defense agency helps a civilian agency with a key post-disaster function

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National Guard personnel under Title 32 duty status, in which the federal government funds 100% of the cost for the troops. Over 28,000 activated National Guard troops are helping state and local governments with: 🔹 Logistical support in warehouses to support food distribution 🔹 Medical screening and testing 🔹 Supporting correctional facilities Learn more about this and other types of federal support for COVID-19 response:

Meet the guy who makes sure FEMA arrives at a disaster fully prepared

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GAO calls on FEMA to help more people in need of rebuilding their homes

In today’s Federal Newscast: The GAO calls on FEMA to help more people in need of rebuilding their homes. The percentage of contract protests drops by…

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How two letters of the alphabet blew an award protest into a court case

Smith Pachter McWhorter procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo explained a contract award dispute that hinged on the spelling of a name.

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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a portable cot with the Federal Emergency Management Agency logo FEMA printed on the backrest, along with other cots, line the basketball court at a makeshift medical facility in a gymnasium at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.  On Friday, Oct. 22, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming FEMA workers aren’t subject to a vaccine mandate, and also falsely asserting that they’re being used to replace health care personnel who refuse to comply with such mandates.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Meet the FEMA administrator who ensured millions got COVID vaccines early on

When the first COVID vaccines came out in early 2021. It turned from a scientific problem to a logistics problem, how to distribute millions of doses to Americans clamoring to get them.

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