Replacing Stalin with Mother Theresa or Albert Einstein would have been no more helpful for the Soviet economy than replacing Michael Brown or the current FEMA director
with one of these individuals would be.
When you became FEMA director
under President Clinton, it was just after Hurricane Andrew and crisis management was more relevant than ever.
Viewed with 20/20 hindsight, FEMA director
Mike Brown appears positively foolhardy while expressing can-do optimism on the eve of Katrina's arrival.
The FEMA Director
, who also holds the title of Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management, reports directly to the Secretary and directly oversees three divisions (Response, Mitigation, and Recovery) and numerous offices.
Chertoff and former FEMA Director
Michael Brown spent most of February in a tit-for-tat blame game.
In announcing Lee's appointment, Acting FEMA Director
David Paulison said, "She arrives at an important time for FEMA as we are working to bolster procurement efforts in support of continued rebuilding in the Gulf Coast and future disaster response operations.
Ambassador John Bolton is to diplomacy as FEMA director
Michael Brown is to disaster relief: a man ill-suited by experience and temperament to the assigned task.
We've got men and women down there just working their hearts out trying to get to individuals that may still be alive, " FEMA director
Joe Allbaugh said.
Additionally, the FCO is delegated responsibilities and performs those for the FEMA Director
as outlined in Executive Order 12148 and those responsibilities delegated to the FEMA Regional Director in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 44, Part 205.
While seismic hazard in the United States has remained fairly constant over the years, seismic risk has been increasing substantially," explains FEMA Director
James Lee Witt.
This survey points out how far we still have to go to spread the message about disaster prevention, and that is what FEMA is doing through Project Impact," said FEMA Director
Amazing as it sounds, James Lee Witt was the first FEMA director
with real experience in disaster management--he had served as Arkansas' state emergency management director.