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Supplementary report to the final Hurricane Katrina Federal response report,_A Failure of Initiative_[Print] [eBook]. Issued on March 16, 2006, by the House of Representatives Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, this supplemental report details the issues and conclusions of the Committee in regards to getting responses to their inquiries from former Undersecretary Michael Brown of FEMA about his and the George W. Bush Administration's response the Hurricane Katrina._

Includes excerpts from Brown's testimony that, in the opinion of the Committee, demonstrate Brown's "deliberate decision to ignore the NRP"_ [Homeland Security National Response Plan] as well as "raise serious questions about the performance of the White House and Secretary Chertoff" in responding to the hurricane.

Political scientists, policy advocates, emergency management response teams, and disaster recovery specialists, disaster recovery program specialists,fire safety crews,_ and technical support staff may be interested in this volume._ Additionally, students pursuing coursework in emergency management, disaster planning and policies, mitigation planning and policy strategies, National Guard training, and disaster preparedness and response training may be interested in this volume for reference examples and research during Hurricane Katrina.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Emergency management -- Gulf States -- Evaluation.
Disaster relief -- Gulf States -- Evaluation.
United States. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency -- Evaluation.
Intergovernmental cooperation -- United States -- Evaluation.