Hurricane Katrina (1 - 4 of 4 items)
Homeland Defense: DOD Needs to Address Gaps in Homeland Defense and Civil Support Guidance
GAO-13-128: Published: Oct 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) protects the U.S. homeland through two distinct but interrelated missions: (1) homeland defense, which defends against threats such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and cyber incidents; and (2) civil support, which involves supporting other federal agencies in responding to major domestic disasters, emergencies, and special events. DOD has issued and updat...
Defense Acquisitions: Guidance Needed on Navy's Use of Investment Incentives at Private Shipyards
GAO-10-686: Published: Jul 26, 2010. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2010.
As fiscal constraints increasingly shape Navy shipbuilding plans, the pressure to increase efficiency mounts. Modernizing facilities and equipment at shipyards that build Navy ships can lead to improved efficiency, ultimately reducing the cost of constructing ships. In response to a request from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, GAO (1) identified investments in facilities and equi...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Procurement of Pumping Systems for the New Orleans Drainage Canals
GAO-07-908R: Published: May 23, 2007. Publicly Released: May 29, 2007.
To avoid flooding in New Orleans after a rain storm, the city's Sewerage and Water Board pumps rainwater from the city into three drainage canals which then flow unrestricted into Lake Pontchartrain. While critical to prevent flooding from rainfall, these canals are vulnerable to storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain during a hurricane, and consequently are lined with floodwalls along both sides to...
Investigation: Military Meals, Ready-To-Eat Sold on eBay
GAO-06-410R: Published: Feb 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2006.
As a result of widespread congressional and public interest in the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we conducted a limited investigation into allegations that military Meal, Ready-To-Eat (MRE) rations intended for use in the hurricane relief efforts were instead sold to the public on the Internet auction site eBay. We focused our efforts on confirming whether selected MREs being of...