Updates and Testimony

July, 2009: National Advisorary Council, Communications Testimony

DAP testimony on disaster communications policy for FEMA's National Advisory Council meeting in Grand Forks, ND: "The delivery of public information about post-disaster mass care services is not accommodated for in the National Response Framework and Emergency Support Functions".     Read the report

July, 2009: National Advisorary Council, Disability Testimony

DAP testimony on access and functional needs policy for FEMA's National Advisory Council meeting in Grand Forks, ND: "FEMA must move the Disability Coordinator into the Office of the Administrator and out of the Office of Equal Rights to adhere to statutory reporting requirements".    Read the report

July, 2009: National Advisorary Council, Housing Testimony

DAP testimony on emergency housing policy shortcomings during FEMA's National Advisory Council meeting in Grand Forks, ND: "The idealistic and holistic concepts outlined in the NDHS rely on a joint housing task force made up of “local, State, nongovernmental and private-sector entities for implementation.” [2] This task force has not yet been established and is lacking a permanent chairperson, [3] leaving the same level of uncertainty in interim housing that existed during Katrina". Read the report 

July, 2009: FEMA National Advisorary Council Oral Testimony

DAP testimony on the need for the presence of independent oversight during relief operations for FEMA's National Advisory Council Meeting in Grand Forks, ND: "Nearly every other Federal agency has an independent oversight entity...At the time of Katrina, FEMA had none ". Read the report