Cybersecurity

Storm aid could push debt, shutdown deadline to December

The emergency appropriations package for hurricane Harvey could let lawmakers punt budget and debt deals to the end of 2017, with the next shutdown threat coming in mid-December.

IT Modernization

FEMA mobile comms units roll in for Harvey

The federal disaster agency's fleet of mobile offices is helping power communications support for emergency responders in the Texas flood.

Workforce

OPM offers flex for Harvey hiring

The Office of Personnel Management reminded agencies that there are exceptions in place to fast-track hiring of critical need positions, despite the federal hiring slowdown.

Cybersecurity

Why FEMA needs a new administrator, now

Former FEMA Administer Craig Fugate and House Homeland Security subcommittee leadership call for new emergency manager for the agency as soon as possible.

Cybersecurity

GAO: FEMA needs framework to improve IT systems

According to the Government Accountability Office, FEMA needs to develop a governing framework for the oversight and modernization of IT investments.

Cybersecurity

FEMA tunes into social media for operations

FEMA is adding public-facing social media to the operational data streams used by its watch centers in civil emergencies.

Cybersecurity

FEMA still lags on IT coordination, watchdog says

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says FEMA has improved the way it handles IT projects since the last audit in 2011, but work remains.

Cybersecurity

Billions in FEMA grants still unspent

Congressional hearing probes the reasons why state and local governments aren't spending the federal money they've been given.

Cybersecurity

Disaster drill derailed by disasters

Severe weather hampered the annual National Level Exercise this year by forcing some federal employees to cancel their participation in order to attend to real-life recovery efforts, according to a new audit.

Cybersecurity

140 inaccurate characters: Social media and disasters

Social media tools can spread disaster information fast, but the possibiity of inaccurate information calls their usefulness into question.

Cybersecurity

Social media: A mixed blessing for disaster response

A report from the Congressional Research Service highlights some of the benefits and potential risks in using tools such as Facebook and Twitter to help with disaster response.

Cybersecurity

Technology aided disaster response

Earthquakes and hurricanes didn't daunt the federal response, but trouble is on the horizon for funding.

Cybersecurity

9/11 at FEMA: Information on demand

Marc Wolfson recalls how quickly the public affairs staff at FEMA kicked into high gear and started posting information on the agency's website.

Cybersecurity

DOD, FEMA team on Irene recovery

Agencies worked together to manage and coordinate rescue and recovery efforts connected to Hurricane Irene.

Cybersecurity

Irene helps FEMA prove itself again

Public officials all along the East Coast are praising FEMA's preparedness and response to Hurricane Irene -- in sharp contrast to public opinion after Katrina.

Cybersecurity

Beware fake FEMA disaster app

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a new mobile application for disaster preparedness on Android, but an apparently fake FEMA app appears to have fooled many.

Cybersecurity

Agencies use Facebook, Twitter to spread hurricane info

Agencies rush to prepare for major hurricane, using all the technology at their disposal to do so.

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