Category Archives: EM HISTORY

Research Aid: FEMA History


NCJ Number: NCJ 212317 Title: FEMA’s Place in Policy, Law, and Management: A Hazardous Materials Perspective 1979-2003 (From Homeland Security Law and Policy, P 23-55, 2005, William C. Nicholson, ed. — See NCJ-212315) Author(s): William R. Cumming ; Richard T. … Continue reading

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The Start Point for the “Dual Use” concept!


The recent CRS report on the various definitions of HS reveal that the “all-hazards” concept is not part of all definitions. I have previously published on my blogs and elsewhere a history of preparedness focusing on the evolution of “dual … Continue reading

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Pre-DHS EO’s Delegating Authority to Director FEMA


In determining whether the “new” FEMA has the same legal authority as the former independent agency one source of authority is delegated authority from the President to the Director of FEMA. Now of course all delegations from the President go … Continue reading

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Some EM History!


Although this article contains some inaccurate facts and does not break much new ground it still should be of interest to readers of this blog and the VACATION LANE blog at http://www.vlg338.blogspot.com “Presidents in Emergency Management and Disaster Policy” by … Continue reading

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Current Efforts!


My friend Claire Rubin as Senior Editor and most of the original chapter authors are working to update the PERI History of EM-The American Experience. I have submitted by comments on the draft revised chapters to Claire. My friend William … Continue reading

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ANNIVERSARIES!


Today marks closure of a dozen years since I retired from FEMA on October 1st 1999. And the birthday of the Vacation Lane Group. Happy Birthday VLG!

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Oldy But Goody!


“FEMA’s Path to Homeland Security: 1979-2003” 6 full-text downloads between 2011-05-05 and 2011-06-05 1747 full-text downloads since date of posting (2004-01-28) http://www.bepress.com/jhsem/vol1/iss2/11

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