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After Sandy, feds deploy all-hands-on-deck approach

After superstorm Sandy, the government is putting all hands on deck response to the storm, providing on-the-ground assistance, federal funding and coordinating rescue and clean-up efforts.

Tags: GSA , Sandy , Dan Tangherlini , DHS , Craig Fugate , Janet Napolitano , Transportation , Ray Lahood , Julius Genachowski , FCC , EPA , Energy Department , management , U.S. Coast Guard , DoD , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 04:24pm EDT

Agencies fan out en masse to help recovery efforts

FEMA pre-positioned people and equipment along the East Coast before Hurricane Sandy arrived. The FCC, which is monitoring communications networks, said about 25 percent of all cell sites were down.

Tags: management , FCC , Craig Fugate , David Turetsky , Hurricane Sandy , telecommunications , disaster relief , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 08:32pm EDT

Federal websites resilient against far

GSA said the storm has not had an effect on the and GobineroUSA websites, which are providing federal information related to Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy.

Tags: technology , GSA , cloud computing , Hurricane Sandy , CGI , Jason Miller , ,

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 05:44am EDT

FEMA says funding won't be an issue in storm relief efforts

The pot of money funding FEMA's relief efforts contains $3.6 billion, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate. That includes some funds carried over from last fiscal year as well as new funding from the stopgap spending measure approved by Congress last month.

Tags: Craig Fugate , social media , disaster relief , Hurricane Sandy , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/29/2012, 08:56pm EDT

Planning, performance measures put DHS on solid financial footing

Peggy Sherry, the agency's CFO, said when budget cuts do come they are prepared. DHS has been finding efficiencies in its spending and asked components to think hard about how they spend their money.

Tags: Peggy Sherry , Ed Johnson , DHS , financial management

Monday - 09/17/2012, 11:50am EDT

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.

Tags: DHS , Carter Hewgley , data analysis , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Best Places to Work , management , workforce

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.

Tags: Dan Stoneking , Service to America Medals , Sammies ,

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 11:24am 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.

Tags: Rich Serino , AmeriCorps , DHS , emergency response , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 11:11am EDT
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