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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told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department's components that are severely out of date.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.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , GAO , financial management , TASC , bid protest , Congress , Peggy Sherry , Coast Guard , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Jared Serb

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.

Tags: tornadoes , Bob McDonnell

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.

Tags: inspector general , IT , technology , disaster response

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

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)

Tags: earthquake , Alisa Nave , Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium , Candace Iskowitz , Institute for Business & Home Safety , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , pay and benefits

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:42pm 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

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Craig Fugate , Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance fo , Vyomika Jairam

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , Henry Cuellar , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , performance management , management , DHS

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

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

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , smartphones , DHS , Richard Serino

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.

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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

Tags: technology , Business of Government Hour , Craig Fugate , Michelle Moore , Dr. David Blumenthal , health IT , Rich Haley , FBI , Tom Davenport , Alec Ross

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:01am EDT
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