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Are We Prepared? Measuring the Impact of Preparedness Grants Since 9/11

Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia

Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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The hearing focused on measuring of the impact of FEMA grants since 9/11 and the role Federal, state, and local governments play in developing metrics to assess preparedness for natural and manmade events. Since September 11, 2001, the nation has invested almost $40 billion in equipment, training, and exercising and in order to enhance and sustain essential capabilities, assessments must be done to determine our current level of preparedness and identify gaps that will inform future investment of tax-payer dollars.


Panel I

  • Anne Richards
    Assistant Inspector General, Office of Audits, Office of Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • The Honorable  Timothy Manning
    Deputy Administrator, Protection and National Preparedness
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • David Maurer
    Director, Homeland Security and Justice Team
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
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Panel II