Improving Emergency Communications: Lessons from Grading America's Cities
Publication Date: March 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Homeland defense; Dept. of Homeland Security; National security; interoperability
Coverage: United States
Congress can help to build a national emergency management communications capacity that serves Americans well during disasters and national catastrophes, but to do so efficiently and effectively, Members need to resist the temptation merely to throw more resources and requirements at the problem and concentrate on federal initiatives that empower local leadership, nurture good governance, and encourage regional cooperation.