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FEMA turns to data to fix employee morale problem

Last year, FEMA ranked 231 out of 241 agencies in the Best Places to Work rankings, compiled by the Partnership for Public Service. This year the agency took a deep-dive look at the Employee Viewpoint Survey data to help explain why workers are so unhappy.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 12:52pm EDT

FEMA official leverages private sector in recovery efforts

When disaster strikes, various levels of government jump into action. But sometimes, work can be doubled up or logistics can be lost because of a lack of integration with the private sector. Dan Stoneking, the director of the private sector in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Office of External Affairs is working to change that.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 11:24am EDT
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Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

Gov't report: DC nuke blast wouldn't destroy city

This is what the U.S. government imagines would happen if terrorists set off a nuclear bomb just blocks away from the White House: The explosion would destroy everything in every direction within one-half mile. An intense flash would blind drivers on the Beltway miles away. A radioactive cloud would drift toward Baltimore.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 03:20pm EDT

IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

Low morale at DHS is 'referendum on leadership'

Strong leadership is key to boosting employee morale at the Homeland Security Department, according to testimony today before aHouse Homeland Security subcommittee.

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 03:32pm EDT

FEMA, AmeriCorps team up to bolster disaster recovery force

By partnering with AmeriCorps, the Federal Emergency Management Agency hopes add 1,600 young people to its disaster recovery efforts.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 11:11am EDT
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FEMA Corps assigns young people to disaster relief work

First there was the Peace Corps, and then AmeriCorps, which brought college grads into classrooms. Now there's FEMA Corps.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 09:55am EDT

DC-area officials cheer federal 'shelter-in-place' snow strategy

Capital region officials cheered the Office of Personnel Management's "shelter-in-place" option for snow emergencies. Having people stay at the office during sudden or extreme snowstorms would lessen gridlock, officials told lawmakers Wednesday. They also urged area workers to know their children's school emergency policies and have backup childcare arrangements in place.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:05pm EST
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Senate examines DC-area disaster preparedness

A Senate homeland security subcommittee is set to examine whether the Washington area is prepared for natural or man-made disasters.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:44pm EST
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What did the first national EAS test sound like?

The nationwide test took place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 04:17pm EST
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What you should know about the national EAS test

Because of its unprecedented nature of the first EAS test, government officials don't know quite what to expect, the chief of the FCC public safety and homeland security bureau, Jamie Barnett, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 12:09pm EDT
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Officials willing to 'bang heads' to bring DHS systems in line

The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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FEMA's attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT
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DHS to limit employees' outside employment

The Homeland Security Department proposed a rule that would prohibit employees in certain DHS components from participating in certain outside jobs and activities. By drafting the proposals, DHS leaders are trying to prevent perceptions of conflicts of interest.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:07pm EDT

Analysis: Budget stalemate is centered on 'tiddlywinks' amount

The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to "tiddlywinks," said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call.

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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Disaster safety: Preparing for earthquakes and hurricanes

Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Julie Rochman, president of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.
August 26, 2011

Friday - 08/26/2011, 09:06pm EDT
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More guidance needed for emergency telework plans

While the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 required agencies to include telework policies in their continuity of operation plans, GAO found agencies lack a definition of what "inclusion" means.

Sunday - 07/24/2011, 06:23pm EDT

FEMA not abiding by IT approval guidelines

Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins said the agency has not created an IT management and oversight plan. Without a comprehensive model on IT, the agency cannot fix the way it responds to disasters.

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 07:14pm EDT

FEMA, FCC schedule first nationwide emergency alert test

The first presidential emergency alert testing will take place to ensure notifications systems are operating to keep Americans informed during emergencies.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 05:12pm EDT
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