Appraisal of Scientific Resources for Emergency Management.
Final rept. 30 Sep 82-31 Aug 83,
MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO
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The scientific and technological information needs, capabilities and resources of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were evaluated through a combination of approaches. These included a review of prior research on the informational needs of emergency and disaster response agencies case studies of selected previous disasters and emergencies analyses of FEMAs mission and roles surveys and interviews with selected FEMA staff regarding capabilities, practices and needs and contacts with several other government agency and private sector resources involved in emergency and disaster responses. Several options are suggested for improving FEMAs scientific and technological information capabilities to meet its needs. These include improving the presently existing system of personal contacts improving directories of emergency and disaster response resources developing a Science Resource Information System developing a National Emergency Science Reserve and preparing critical reviews of available information in selected areas.
- Administration and Management
- Information Science