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February 11, 2006

Katrina report(s) coming out this week

Filed under: Preparedness and Response — by Christian Beckner on February 11, 2006

According to Bloomberg, the House Katrina Committee will release its final report this week:

This weekend [Michael] Brown will appear before members of the House committee investigating Katrina in a closed session, Chairman Tom Davis said in a statement. The committee plans to release its final report on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, US News indicates that Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend might release at least part of her report this week as well:

White House homeland security adviser Frances Townsend is clearly bracing for the firestorm, with several sources saying she’ll put out a portion of her analysis of what went wrong ahead of Davis’s. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will follow with a briefing on “retool[ing]” FEMA, including proposals for new communications devices, technology to track supplies, and teams of first-in DHS personnel who can quickly scout out a disaster area.

It should be an interesting week. I’ll be posting some instant analysis of the report(s) when they hit the street.

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1 Comment »


Comment by William R. Cumming

February 13, 2006 @ 3:43 am

The American Bar Association has prepared a short legal analysis of Katrina response issues.

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