Briefing Book: FEMA

Government Performance Project reports

Mastering Disaster
Once a dumping ground for failed politicos, FEMA has become an efficient, forward-thinking operation.

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Association

Created
1979

Mission
"To reduce loss of life and property and protect [the] nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery."

Top official
James Lee Witt

Number of employees
2,200

Operating budget
1994: $380 million
1998: $423 million

GovExec.com coverage Resources

FEMA Web site

Results-based management at FEMA
A case study from the Mercatus Center Government Accountability Project

Letter from Sen. Fred Thompson
A letter outlining FEMA's major management problems

The Results Report
Follow the links to FEMA's performance reports, performance plans and strategic plans as required by the 1993 Results Act.

FEMA's strategic plan, 2001-2006

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