What agencies do right in disaster response

Tuesday - 8/30/2011, 6:55pm EDT

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief, Government Executive

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are getting some good reviews for their response to Irene, writes Tom Shoop in Government Executive.

This is a far cry from the public opinion that circulated about both agencies just a few years ago. Shoop shares his analysis of how the agencies have changed around their reputations.