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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..."

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