Network World: FEMA Updates IT Systems to Better Respond to Disasters
Mar 01, 2006, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has seen a fair
amount of press attention in the past year, with 45
presidential-declared disasters stemming from hurricanes, floods
and wildfires. The agency is undergoing much change in an effort to
better address these and manmade disasters such as terrorist
attacks, says Barry West, the CIO at FEMA who spoke Tuesday at a
breakfast hosted by ExecutiveBiz, a group that promotes networking
among business executives in the Washington, D.C. area.
"West says Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael
Chertoff calls this the 'retooling' of FEMA..."