Emergency Management: Observations on DHS's Preparedness for Catastrophic Disasters: Congressional Hearing

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DIANE Publishing, 2009 - 17 pages
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The Homeland Security Act was enacted in Nov. 2002, creating the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve homeland security following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The act centralized the leadership of many homeland security activities under a single fed. dept. DHS has the dominant role in implementing this national strategy. This hearing discusses the status of DHS¿s actions in fulfilling its respon. to: (1) establish policies to define roles and respon. for national emergency preparedness efforts and prepare for the transition between presidential admin.; and (2) develop operational plans and performance metrics to implement these roles and respon. and coordinate fed. resources for disaster planning and response.

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