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FEMA News

Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department's acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 07:29am EDT
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FEMA denies Va.'s request for aid following tornadoes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Gov. Bob McDonnel's request for federal disaster aid for those affected by the April tornadoes.

Saturday - 05/07/2011, 02:32pm EDT

IG: FEMA's technology ineffective for disasters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's existing information technology systems does not support disaster response activities effectively.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 03:35pm EDT

GAO: FEMA can't measure preparedness - yet

By definition, states would be overwhelmed by a major disaster. Is FEMA ready to step in? GAO's William Jenkins says they have no idea.

Friday - 03/25/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Interagency team mobilizes in Japan disaster response

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, has an update on the mission to Tokyo.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:07pm EDT
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Are you prepared for an earthquake?

FEMA has teamed up with the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to educate Americans about earthquakes.
February 4, 2011 (Encore presentation March 18, 2011)

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:42pm EST
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Weather Service site overload prevented access

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:31pm EST
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FEMA adopts changes to grants process

Learn more about the Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Law requires FEMA to streamline preparedness

Congressman Henry Cuellar's homeland security bill to direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the efficiency of homeland security grants is about to become law. He explains how it will work.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 10:08am EDT
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FEMA Administrator explains website redesign

FEMA.gov has a new look -- learn more!

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 12:27pm EDT

FEMA shows smartphone savvy

In addition to being able to access critical information about emergency preparedness and what to do before and after a disaster on their smartphones, disaster survivors will also be able to apply for federal assistance directly through their web enabled mobile phone devices. Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of FEMA, explains how his agency pulled this off.

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 09:31am EDT
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FEMA solicits nominations for achievement awards

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is soliciting nominations from citizens.

Friday - 07/16/2010, 12:51pm EDT

Business of Government Magazine 2010 Spring Edition

July 19th and 21st

Hear from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Environment Executive Michelle Moore, Dr. David Blumenthal on Health IT, Rich Haley on managing financial resources at the FBI, Professor Tom Davenport on analytics and making better decisions, and Alec Ross on using social media to advance U.S. diplomatic goals. All of this and more next week on The Business of Government Magazine show

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:01am EDT
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FEMA struggles with financial systems controls

A new Inspector General audit finds FEMA failed to resolve some ongoing weaknesses. Inspectors also found a host of new vulnerabilities around cybersecurity and data backup.

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:51am EDT

FEMA funds 'Disaster Hero' video game

Will teach children and their families how to prepare for all types of hazards or emergencies.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 02:21pm EDT

FEMA, NOAA use social media for public awareness

Find links to all of their resources.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 02:06pm EDT

DLA and FEMA prepare for hurricane season

Federal emergency responders can expect prompt and well-rehearsed reaction from the Defense Logistics Agency when providing disaster relief during this year's hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. DLA's Aaron Geduldig explains.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 10:31am EDT
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NOAA works to map an earth in motion

NOAA's National Geodetic Survey - the official U.S. government source for determining precise latitude, longitude and elevation - is undergoing a modernization effort that takes into account advances in GPS and other technologies. chief geodesist at NOAA, Dr. Dru Smith, tells us where we are with that.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 09:50am EDT
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Feds to help small businesses affected by oil spill

OMB says FEMA will lead a working group to develop a plan to coordinate agency response for small businesses and other social services. FEMA will set up the group in the next 10 days.

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 01:37pm EDT

FEMA's Fugate on changes to the Stafford Act

Senate subcommittee looks at Stafford Act and how it may need some reform.

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:20pm EDT
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