Actions Taken to Implement the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 [open pdf - 1MB]
"This letter describes the actions FEMA and DHS have taken in response to the act's provisions, areas where FEMA and DHS must still take action, and any challenges to implementation that FEMA and DHS officials identified during our discussions with them. In general, we found that FEMA and DHS have made some progress in their efforts to implement the act since it was enacted in October 2006. For most of the provisions we examined, FEMA and DHS had at least preliminary efforts underway to address them. However, we have identified a number of areas that still require action, and it is clear that FEMA and DHS have work remaining to implement the provisions of the act. This letter provides information, at a high level, on the status of implementation efforts for the entire act. [...]. To structure our findings, we analyzed the provisions appearing under each section heading of the Post-Katrina Act and grouped the various sections, as follows: Roles and Responsibilities; Emergency Communications; Disaster Assistance Activities; Disaster Planning and Preparation; Regional Preparedness; Logistics; Contracting; Information Technology; Human Capital; Subject Matter Expertise; Waste, Fraud, and Abuse; Gulf Coast Recovery." Also enclosed is a list of commonly used acronyms.
Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/