A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

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109-377.H
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2006-02-15
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582 pages
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Brief Executive Summary
The Senate Select Bipartisan Committee conducted an investigation into the U.S.'s preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina. The committee examined records of the actions taken by relevant national, state, and local leaders. The committee found that the U.S.'s information systems are not efficient enough to handle such a catastrophe. Additionally, the committee found that physical infrastructure was not adequately installed and humanitarian responses to the disaster were ineffective.
Related Hearings
House Committee on Government Reform, hearing on "Back to the Drawing Board: A First Look at Lessons Learned from Katrina," 109th Cong., H. Hrg. 109-93, (2005, September 14)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Predicting Hurricanes: What We Knew About Katrina and When," 109th Cong., (2005, September 22)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: The Role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency,\342\200\235 109th Cong., (2005, September 27)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina Select Committee, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: The Role of the Department of Homeland Security,\342\200\235109th Cong., (2005, October 19)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama,\342\200\235 109th Cong., (2005, October 27)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: The Federal Government\342\200\231s Use of Contractors to Prepare and Response,\342\200\235 109th Cong., (2005, November 2)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the State of Alabama,\342\200\235 109th Cong., (2005, November 9)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: Preparedness and Response by the State of Mississippi,\342\200\235 109th Cong., (2005, December 7)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: Preparation and Response by the State of Louisiana,\342\200\235 109th Cong., (2005, December 14)
House Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation For and Response to Hurricane Katrina, hearing on \342\200\234Hurricane Katrina: Voices from Inside the Storm," 109th Cong., (2005, December 6)
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