S. Rept. 94-922: Staff Report on Emergency Preparedness in the United States, Senate Special Committee on National Emergencies and Delegated Emergency Powers, March 1976 [open pdf - 887KB]
"In its investigations the Special Committee on National Emergencies and Delegated Emergency Powers has concentrated on determining the extent of emergency power delegated to the President and recommending procedures for the declaration, administration, and termination of emergencies. It has not attempted to evaluate the state of emergency preparedness in the United States. Only in its final days did the Committee probe this question at all, and then only briefly. The range and complexity of emergency issues make any evaluation extremely difficult. Too often government units, trapped within their particular fragment of bureaucratic puzzle, fail to examine issues in all their parameters. In its brief probing of emergency preparedness issues, the staff of the Committee attempted to cut across customary lines of fragmentation and to take a broad view. To do this, the staff solicited the views of representatives of Federal emergency agencies, Congressional staff members, and nongovernmental experts."
S. Rept. 94-922; Senate Report 94-922
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