Fundamentals of Emergency & Disaster Management Assignment

 

Fundamentals of Emergency & Disaster Management Assignment 5-A2: FEMA and the Department of Homeland

Fundamentals of Emergency & Disaster Management

Assignment 5-A2: FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, significant change
occurred in how the nation prepares for catastrophic events. After Hurricane Katrina hit
the Gulf Coast in 2005, further changes occurred in the emergency management
paradigm.

For this assignment, write a paper on whether you believe FEMA should remain under
DHS, or once again be a Cabinet level agency that reports directly to the President of
the United States. Special attention should be given to which organizational structure
will allow FEMA to be the most successful in their mission.

Tasks:

Describe the history, successes, and failures of both FEMA and DHS

Discuss how both 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina changed FEMA

Make an argument for whether you believe FEMA should remain under DHS or be a
Cabinet level agency again.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL Assignment Grading Criteria BELOW VERY CLOSELY
Described key historical milestones for FEMA

Described key historical milestones for DHS

Critiqued the impact of 9/11 and Katrina on FEMA

Discussed the benefits and challenges in the placement of FEMA in or out of DHS
Used the correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary

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