Interagency relations (1 - 10 of 33 items)
Disaster Recovery: FEMA's Long-term Assistance Was Helpful to State and Local Governments but Had Some Limitations
GAO-10-404: Published: Mar 30, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2010.
The administration is developing the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) in order to enhance the nation's ability to deliver recovery assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Long-Term Community Recovery Branch (LTCR) is responsible for leading a network of primarily federal agencies, known as ESF-14, that supports long-term recovery. LTCR's experiences offer potential...
Disaster Recovery: Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events
GAO-09-811: Published: Jul 31, 2009. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2009.
In the wake of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes, coordination and collaboration challenges created obstacles during the government's response and recovery efforts. Because of the many stakeholders involved in recovery, including all levels of government, it is critical to build collaborative relationships. Building on GAO's September 2008 report which provided several key recovery practices from pas...
Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding: Perspectives and Observations
GAO-09-411R: Published: Apr 10, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2009.
In November 2005, the President issued an executive order establishing the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding (OFC) with the broad mission of supporting recovery efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Given their vast size and impact, these storms presented unprecedented rebuilding challenges to federal, state, and local officials which, combined with concerns abou...
National Disaster Response: FEMA Should Take Action to Improve Capacity and Coordination between Government and Voluntary Sectors
GAO-08-369: Published: Feb 27, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2008.
Using lessons from the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes, the federal government released the National Response Framework (NRF) in January 2008. This report examines (1) why the primary role for mass care in the NRF shifted from the Red Cross to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and potential issues with implementation, (2) whether National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD...
Small Business Administration: Preliminary Views on Increasing Collaboration with Department of Agriculture Rural Development Offices
GAO-08-278T: Published: Nov 14, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2007.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development offices share a mission of attending to underserved markets, promoting economic development, and improving the quality of life in America through the promotion of entrepreneurship and community development. In the past, these agencies have had cooperative working relationships to help manage their respec...
Natural Hazard Mitigation: Various Mitigation Efforts Exist, but Federal Efforts Do Not Provide a Comprehensive Strategic Framework
GAO-07-403: Published: Aug 22, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2007.
The nation has experienced vast losses from natural hazards. The potential for future events, such as earthquakes and hurricanes, demonstrates the importance of hazard mitigation--actions that reduce the long-term risks to life and property from natural hazard events. GAO was asked to examine (1) natural hazards that present a risk to life and property in the United States, areas that are most sus...
Restoring the Everglades: Public Participation in Federal Efforts
RCED-96-5: Published: Oct 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1995.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed: (1) federal efforts to involve nonfederal stakeholders in environmental restoration efforts in South Florida; and (2) the lessons learned about federal and nonfederal collaboration and consensus-building in South Florida that might be applicable elsewhere.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies have involved nonfederal stakeholders in their environmen...
GAO Work on Disaster Assistance
RCED-94-293R: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized its work related to federal disaster assistance; and (2) provided information on federal agencies' responses to its prior recommendations. GAO noted that in response to its recommendations: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has required states to upgrade their responses to catastrophic disasters, assisted local, state, and f...
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
National Water-Quality Assessment: Geological Survey Faces Formidable Data Management Challenges
IMTEC-93-30: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program's (NAWQA) efforts to obtain and use water-quality data.GAO found that: (1) the NAWQA program has sought ways to cooperate and share related data with other federal, state, and local agencies to offset the expense of collecting, analyzing, and storing water-quality data an...