Homeland Security Policy Institute Releases Commentary On Gulf Oil Disaster

Former FEMA Administrator David Paulison and former White House official Daniel Kaniewski issued a Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) Commentary.
 
July 7, 2010 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON — Former FEMA Administrator David Paulison and former White House official Daniel Kaniewski issued a Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) Commentary today calling for Federal leadership of the Gulf oil disaster.  Citing existing coordinating mechanisms and authorities, including a Presidential directive, an interagency plan, and FEMA’s experience, Paulison and Kaniewski outlined three specific steps that the President should take to effectively manage the crisis.  

READ THE COMMENTARY: Attached or http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/policy/commentary14_OilSpill.cfm.

About HSPI’s Commentary Series:

HSPI Commentaries are intended to promote better policy by fostering constructive debate among leading policymakers, academics, and observers. Designed to be timely and relevant,
HSPI Commentaries seek to illuminate the issues of the day by raising important questions and challenging underpinning assumptions. Opinions expressed in Commentaries are those of the author(s) alone. Comments should be directed to hspi@gwu.edu.

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About the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute:

Founded in 2003, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) is a nonpartisan “think and do” tank whose mission is to build bridges between theory and practice to advance homeland security through an interdisciplinary approach. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, HSPI creates innovative strategies and solutions to current and future threats to the nation. For additional information about HSPI, please visit http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/index.cfm.
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