Federal Emergency Management Planning.
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Prior to 1978, Federal Emergency Planning had been accomplished by several Federal Civil Agencies. To those who attempted to use the system, the process was described as dismal. There was no central point of departure for Federal emergency management information. Because the Federal Planning System was so bad, President Carter submitted to Congress Reorganization NO 3 of 1978 which consolidated the oversight responsibility for Federal emergency planning into a single agency known as the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA. Consolidated under FEMA were all authorities and functions delegated by law to the President and the Executive for Federal emergency planning. The spectrum of Federal preparedness planning performed by FEMA ranges from a natural disaster to a nuclear attack on the United States. Although constrained by increasing Federal budget deficits and the demand for fiscal soundness, many in FEMA believe that the Agency is prepared to cope with a future that is characterized as complex, and full of uncertainties.
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