Incompatible communications and of a lack of information being shared with affected communities hindered rescue efforts.
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Believing that oversight of the agency response will be lacking, House Democrats are pushing for a 9/11 commission-style inquiry.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says department is examining 1878 Posse Comitatus Act to determine whether revisions are needed.
GAO says FAA has not met standards for training employees to detect security breaches.
Michael Brown initially blames state and local officials for Hurricane Katrina problems, but concedes under questioning that the federal government also failed.
Inspector general backed merger of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection bureaus, but Homeland Security secretary rejected recommendation.
Some say flood of funding, lax oversight and quick contracting creates 'perfect storm' for waste.
$442 billion bill is $7 billion below Pentagon's budget request.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said local first responders should remain in charge.
Roughly $18 million of the $240 million in hurricane-related contracts has gone to technology companies.