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Case management woes highlight interagency cooperation, information sharing challenges

The Senate Homeland Security Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery used recovery case management as an example of the problems and advantages of interagency collaboration.

Tags: management , contracting , best practices , Congress , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , HUD , HHS , Government Accountability Office , GAO

Monday - 12/07/2009, 05:46pm EST

FEMA continues march toward IT centralization

Telecommunications contract is second in series of consolidations

Tags: contracting , technology , INPUT , Verizon , IBM , wireless , AT&T , Stratus , telecommunications , Rex Whitacre , JoeO'Bryan , IT support services , Centralization

Thursday - 01/29/2009, 06:21pm EST
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State preparedness plans key for disaster recovery

FEMA wants to limit its role to supporting state and local governments. More than half of all states now have updated disaster recovery strategies.

Tags: mngt , technology , Rex Whitacre , AT&T , Mark Francis , disaster recovery , communications

Wednesday - 07/15/2009, 06:20am 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.

Tags: ethics , DHS , CBP , ICE , management , policy , workforce , personnel issues , Ruben Gomez

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

Congress dodges one crisis, now on to the next

One crisis averted, on to the next. The day after Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown — again — Republicans and Democrats stared ahead Tuesday at major fights over spending that underscore a deep divide that's sure to define the fast-approaching national elections.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , Senate , Dick Durbin , Mitch McConnell

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:38pm EDT

Congress clashes anew over CR, disaster aid

The House approved a short-term spending measure Thursday after lawmakers rejected a similar bill earlier this week.

Tags: Congress , budget , House , Senate , shutdown , CR , disaster aid , Energy Department

Friday - 09/23/2011, 09:05am 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.

Tags: steve dennis , CQ Roll Call , Congress , Senate , In Depth , budget , continuing resolution , shutdown , Jolie Lee

Monday - 09/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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Senate passes 'clean' CR to avert shutdown

The Senate's six-week funding measures includes $2.65 billion for FEMA at the start of the fiscal year, dropping a provision for $1 billion worth of disaster aid that was the root of legislative gridlock. The House must pass a CR before Friday, when funding for the government runs out.

Tags: Congress , Senate , budget , continuing resolution , Harry Reid , shutdown

Monday - 09/26/2011, 08:05pm EDT
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