PKEMRA 2006 fully effective March 31, 2007, mandates an annual report on the status of Preparedness in the USA to be issued by FEMA. In January 2009 before departing the Bush Administration issued the first report pursuant to this requirement. A second was issued in May 2011 by the Obama Administration. These reports however don’t match the quality of the survey of national preparedness done by the Joint Committee on Defense Production leading to the formation of Reorganization efforts that resulted in President James Earl Carter’s Reorganization No. 3 of 1978 effective in April 1979.
Some of the history is accurately captured on Preparedness [and some inaccurately] in the document below found also on the FEMA.gov website.
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – Quick View
FEMA to direct more of its efforts to coping … Though the creation of FEMA and the goals of PD 41 ….. http://www.nps.gov/elro/glossary/office-civilian-defense.htm …