Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama [open pdf - 1MB]
"Today the Select Committee will examine Department of Defense responsibilities, procedures and coordination with the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a catastrophic disaster. We will look at the roles of the National Guard and U.S. Northern Command in disaster response as the operational arms of DOD and the states, and we'll review the role of the Coast Guard, a unique national asset with both military capabilities and domestic law enforcement authorities. We'll try to establish a timeline of the military's actions - what they were asked to do, when they were asked, and whether the jobs actually got done." Witness testimonies include those of: Bennett C. Landreneau, Harold A. Cross, C. Mark Bowen, R. Dennis Sirois, Timothy J. Keating, and H. Steven Blum.
Select Bipartisan Committee on Hurricane Katrina: http://katrina.house.gov/