Weather Service official detailed to audit federal relief spending.
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House lawmaker introduces legislation that would squelch plans to close and realign military facilities.
In the future, the government might need to move resources and military forces to disasters without request or consultation with state and local officials.
Destroyed communications network made it hard to create a centralized command center.
Officials try to squelch slow response complaints.
Congress not expected to reject independent commission's recomendations.
Failures of initial effort may serve as a catalyst for overhaul of emergency response apparatus.
Critics say Bush administration axed Clinton-era program because it worked.
John Warner, R-Va., Seeks review of how president may legally circumvent an 1878 law prohibiting the military from participating in law enforcement activities at home.