Greater Coordination and an Evaluation of Programs' Outcomes Could Improve Disaster Case Management

July 2009
GAO Reports;7/20/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports on the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) concerning the federal government's disaster case management programs after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. GAO reviewed relevant laws and guidance and interviewed federal government officials. Recommendations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in developing, improving and evaluating a disaster case management program are also cited.


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