A new report from the Government Accountability Office says DoD’s guidance for dealing with extreme weather is based on past weather patterns and doesn’t take future projections into account.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows it would cost the military more money to create new pilots, rather than trying to retain the ones it currently has.
The amount of hurricanes and damage resulting from the storms has hit record numbers in the last two years. USACE continues to support disaster relief efforts from recent and past hurricane seasons.
The Navy is still planning on expanding the amount of ships it owns and its personnel. That’s going to cost some money.
Getting a warship ready to move from the pier to the open ocean is a major logistical endeavor, but how about getting nearly 30 of them underway while a hurricane’s bearing down?
Fate of FEMA leader in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas
Brock Long says he has no intention of stepping aside as head of the government’s disaster relief agency, especially during Florence, despite a report he was under investigation by a federal watchdog
More than 3,800 civilian federal employees, and more than 9,700 military personnel are currently deployed to help respond to Hurricane Florence.
The Office of Personnel Management reminded agencies that they have a number of flexibilities available to them to deal with employees displaced by Hurricane Florence on the East Coast and Tropical Storm Olivia in Hawaii.
FEMA is the most familiar federal player in the drama of disaster response, but other agencies from the Coast Guard to USDA to USGS are pitching in to the effort to respond to Hurricane Florence and other natural disasters.