Domestic Disaster Response: Primer and a Review of Deployable Federal Assets

Jamie Harmon (Editor)

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
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Before and after a disaster strikes, it may be helpful to understand the broad outlines of the national emergency management structure and where authority rests at various stages of the process. This book provides information that can aid policy makers as they navigate through the many levels of responsibility, and numerous policy pressure points, by having an understanding of the laws and administrative policies governing the disaster response and recovery process.

The book also reviews the legislative framework that exists for providing federal assistance, as well as the implementing policies the executive branch employs to provide supplemental help to state, tribal, and local governments during time of disasters. Furthermore, the book includes a summary of federal programs that provide federal disaster assistance to individual survivors, states, territories, local governments, and nongovernmental entities following a natural or man-made disaster; and reviews several key concepts about these federal assets, and highlights possible issues Congress may consider when evaluating their authorization and appropriation.
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Preface

Congressional Primer on Responding to Major Disasters and Emergencies
(Francis X. McCarthy, Jared T. Brown)

Federal Disaster Assistance Response and Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries
(Carolyn V. Torsell, Jared C. Nagel)

Deployable Federal Assets Supporting Domestic Disaster Response Operations: Summary and Considerations for Congress
(Jared T. Brown)

Index

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