Accession Number : ADA460411


Title :   Disaster Response Contracting in a Post-Katrina World: Analyzing Current Disaster Response Strategies and Exploring Alternatives to Improve Processes for Rapid Reaction to Large Scale Disasters within the United States


Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : King, Jerry A ; McKay, Joshua H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a460411.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 140


Abstract : Considerable public scrutiny has been focused on the Federal Government's, especially the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) supposed inadequate, misdirected, and slow response to the acquisition needs required for responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This seemingly failed response quite possibly cost the Federal Government billions in wasted taxpayer dollars and has affected the livelihood of thousands. Analyzing what went wrong and examining available acquisition concepts, organizations, processes, and technologies that could be leveraged for future disaster responses is the focus of our MBA project. The project's product provides some proposed solutions to assist FEMA's acquisition mission, along with some recommended technologies for executing these solutions.


Descriptors :   *RESPONSE , *NATURAL DISASTERS , EMERGENCIES , ACQUISITION , RAPID DEPLOYMENT , PROCUREMENT , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE