+International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), U.S. Government Affairs Committee, IAEM Calls for Additional Work on the National Response Framework; Robert C. Bohlmann, CEM, Testifies on Readiness in the Post-Katrina and Post 9-11 World (September 11, 2007)
"IAEM has issued a news release urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to work with local and state emergency managers to fix the National Response Framework (NRF). 'IAEM believes that the NRF should serve as the over-arching planning document that identifies the roles and responsibilities of all potential players and the methods by which resources are requested and delivered at all levels,' stated Robert C. Bohlmann, CEM, chairman of IAEM's U.S. Governmental Affairs Committee. 'It is not rocket science—and it does not have to be 800 pages long. The draft NRF that we have reviewed appears to be more like a public relations document rather than a response plan or framework.' Bohlmann testified on Sept. 11 before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, on 'Readiness in the Post Katrina and Post 9.11 World: An Evaluation of the New National Response Framework.'" The site includes links to testimony at the hearing.
+United States House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Hearing on FEMA Preparedness in 2007 and Beyond (July 31, 2007)
The hearing will focus on "the changes FEMA has undergone and not undergone in order to ensure that the federal government is prepared for and ready to respond to the next catastrophic disaster. The hearing will also examine the disaster preparedness roles for other relevant agencies within federal, state, and local government." Links to testimony of individual witnesses are included.