On January 13, 2009, the first report required by PKEMA on the status of "Preparedness" in the US was issued by DHS, althought it bears the signature of the FEMA Administrator and was required to be produced by FEMA not DHS.* This report concluded at the very end of the Bush Administration (the report was prepared largely by contractors to DHS) that the preparedness of the US had improved specifically after analyzing and correcting mistakes and adopting lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina.
It is now possible to document that this is complete fiction. The audit of events of course will allow that conclusion to be tested but in the meantime wondering where the Obama Administration's effort to comply with the statutory mandate will take place.
*PKEMA [Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006] was Title VI-NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT of Public Law 109-295, enacted October 4, 2006.
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