FEMA Needs a New Approach to Disaster Relief (U.S. News & World Report)


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“We do not blame the individuals who work for FEMA,” the authors say. “Most are knowledgeable and dedicated. After a natural disaster, we need the expertise and resources of the federal government. What needs to change is a system of rules and incentives that turns FEMA workers into paper pushers instead of heroes.”

Read the full story, published 10/15/12 in U.S. News & World Report.

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