September 01, 2009
DHS OIG: FEMA's Sourcing for Disaster Response Goods & Services
"When disaster strikes, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must be prepared to quickly provide goods and services to help state and local governments respond to the disaster. These resources can range from water and meals to tarps and blankets. Goods and services can be provided directly by FEMA, by another federal agency under direction from FEMA, or by the private sector through a contract with FEMA or another federal agency."