Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: Management Advisory Report: FEMA's Response to Hurricane Ike [open pdf - 369KB]
Alternate Title: DHS Office of Inspector General: Management Advisory Report: FEMA's Response to Hurricane Ike
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General Richard L. Skinner states the following in regards to this document: "This memorandum presents the results of our review of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to Hurricane Ike. After landfall, we deployed a team to review FEMA's disaster response activities. Our objective was to identify opportunities for FEMA to improve delivery of its disaster programs. At the same time, we attended public assistance applicant briefings and kickoff meetings to assist FEMA in answering applicant questions about contracting and documentation requirements for FEMA grants. We interviewed FEMA and Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) officials, attended command and general staff meetings, visited Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and FEMA base camps, reviewed FEMA's progress in implementing its direct housing program, and examined pertinent documentation such as emails, task orders, contracts, and invoices. We conducted our review from September 13 to December 10, 2008, under the authority of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and according to Quality Standards for Inspections issued by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-09-78
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