Shortcomings in FEMA’s IT management have direct effect on disaster response, IG report says
The report blames "decentralized resource allocation" and a lack of CIO authority for the issues, which affected the agency's ability to respond during and after the 2017 hurricane and fire season.
Lytwaive Hutchinson takes over as FEMA CIO
Hutchinson joins FEMA after spending much of her career working with the Pentagon's IT acquisition.
FEMA wants to award disaster grants faster under this $80M IT contract
Homeland Security also employed a new bid process to select the winner, an IT modernization firm.
FEMA exposed data of 2.3M disaster survivors, watchdog finds
FEMA released the personal data to a contractor administering a disaster relief program that helps survivors find temporary lodging at hotels.
FEMA CIO Adrian Gardner reassigned to new role
He'll be the new executive director of recovery communications technology in the Caribbean Area Division.
OMB wants to support ‘first movers’ to emerging technologies
OMB is working with FEMA as one of those first movers to improve its ability to crowdsource real-time information during emergencies.