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June 1, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Recommendations for Disaster Response and Recovery



Operation Blue Roof The 2017 disasters were tragic, but they provide an opportunity to learn how to better prepare for future disasters. Here is a rundown of recent POGO blogs, articles, and testimony on the topic.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Contract Oversight

April 23, 2018

By Peter Tyler

Senate Report Details Major Disaster Response Contracting Failures



Donations to survivors of Hurricane Irma A recent report from the staff of Senator Claire McCaskill details many shortcomings of the state of FEMA disaster response contracting. If not corrected, these problems will impact future disaster response.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 29, 2018

By Peter Tyler

POGO Staff Visit Key Disaster Response Warehouse



POGO Senior Policy Analyst Peter Tyler visits a Frederick, Maryland FEMA facility. On March 9th, POGO staff visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster response warehouse located in Frederick, Maryland. The current network of warehouses delivers supplies to disaster victims, but recent disasters show the need to greatly incr

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 23, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Unworthy Tribute: FEMA Contract Raises Disaster Preparedness Concerns



Puerto Ricans recieving food, water, and medical supplies after Huricane Maria. The failure of a small, inexperienced company to deliver meals to Puerto Rico disaster survivors highlights the need for improved federal contracting.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 8, 2018

By Neil Gordon

Homeland Security Falling Short in Managing Risky Contractors



FEMA Operation Blue Roof A new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog found shortcomings in the agency’s suspension and debarment program, undermining safeguards that protect taxpayers from poorly performing or lawbreaking contractors and other federal fund rec

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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