Once a dumping ground for failed politicos, FEMA has become an efficient, forward-thinking operation.
Federal Emergency Management Association
"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."
James Lee Witt
Number of employees
1994: $380 million
1998: $423 million