Publication Date: June 2009
Publisher: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
Author(s): Marc Landy; Richard P. Nathan
Research Area: Economics; Environment
Keywords: Disaster Recovery; Hurricane Katrina
Coverage: Mississippi Louisiana Louisiana
An Institute report recommends the federal government response to disasters should be changed to allow the president to appoint quickly a special Officer-in-Charge -- with pre-approved discretionary funding -- to oversee and coordinate government efforts following a major catastrophic event.
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