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):

Report Date:

2006-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

Considerable public scrutiny has been focused on the Federal Governments, especially the Federal Emergency Management Agencys 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 projects product provides some proposed solutions to assist FEMAs acquisition mission, along with some recommended technologies for executing these solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE