Agency is no better prepared today for a large-scale disaster than it was last summer, DHS inspector general says.
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Plan to raise enrollment fees and deductibles on a sliding scale based on rank at retirement would save $11 billion over the next five years.
Faster damage assessments, unified command and control structure to coordinate multiple agencies’ efforts, are needed, Defense officials say.
Observers call exercise an important step, say it was more extensive than past incident-response drills.
Michael Brown also says he was frustrated by Homeland Security Department bureaucracy and focus on terrorist threats.
Working group is nearly done simplifying performance management system.
Placing a single person in charge of active-duty and Guard forces is not a good idea in such situations, Defense official says.
Transportation Security Administration director says comprehensive audit would be necessary to review one system, further delaying it.
Plan submitted to lawmakers would increase fleet, which is the smallest it has been since just before World War I, by 30 ships in five years.
The less than $3 billion left is not enough to complete 87 water and 125 electric projects, inspector general says.