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The Next Big Disaster: Is the Private Sector Prepared?


Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-342

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Member Statements


This hearing reviewed lessons learned from previous man-made and natural disasters and how to improve preparedness activities to maintain economic sustainability after a disaster strikes. This hearing specifically addressed improving private sector integration in preparedness activities at all levels of government. This hearing was a broad overview that will provide the opportunity to air innovative ideas and collect emerging themes. These themes included information and technology issues, improving critical infrastructure protection and improving public-private partnerships.


Panel 1