"Americans have every right to expect a more effective response in a time of emergency," president says in address to nation.
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The government’s personnel chiefs are in the right place at the right time to lead reform.
Recommendations made a year ago could have improved the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, commissioners say.
In the third of a series of reports from New Orleans, Chris Strohm describes how agencies sent counselors and trauma units to the Gulf Coast region to help personnel cope.
Homeland Security Department ranks near the bottom of the list.
Analysis will overlook budget constraints, committee chairman says.
Senate Budget chairman says the federal government has spent $2 billion to fix the communication problem among first responders.