National Disaster Planning Slowed by Inadequate Interagency Process
Publication Date: October 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Homeland defense; homeland security; FEMA; interagency
Coverage: United States
Six years after 9/11, the federal government still lacks a comprehensive regime for planning and preparing for large-scale disasters. Fixing the problem will require renewed vigor from the Administration in setting clear policy guidelines, particularly in implementing a National Exercise Program, emphasizing the priority of interagency disaster preparedness for the National Planning Scenarios, and improving professional development.