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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Morning

    In a morning session of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate relief and…

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Indifference

    Michael Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recalled his leadership of the agency during Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Brown spoke on June 21, 2011, at one…

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    Leadership During Hurricane Katrina

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s 18th hearing as part of the committee’s investigation of the government’s preparation for and response to…

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    Political Spin and Media Coverage

    Panelists talked about political spin and media coverage of campaigns and politics. They also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In the first afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate…

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    Hurricane Disaster Area Tour

    Various segments of President Bush’s Hurricane Katrina disaster area tour were shown. President Bush was shown speaking about hurricane relief efforts before he participated in…

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    Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

    Louisiana elected officials and Major General Bennett Landreneau spoke to reporters about search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They talked about the damage in…

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    Book Discussion on Deadly Indifference

    Michael Brown talked about the book he co-wrote Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, the Bush White House, and Beyond.
    He was interviewed while at the…

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    Hurricane Katrina Response

    Michael Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, talks about lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. He also talked about emergency preparedness, the ability…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In the final afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate…

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    Advisory Council First Meeting

    At the inaugural meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Secretary Ridge, he swore in the other members, and then spoke about the Department of Homeland Security and…

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    Weather Emergency Preparedness

    Michael Brown gave the keynote address at an annual meteorological conference. The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency spoke about the responsibilities of…

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    Hurricane Katrina Response Update

    Director Brown and Lieutenant General Honore, First U.S. Army (Fort Gillem, GA) Commander, spoke to reporters about Hurricane Katrina response efforts along the Gulf Coast. They talked…

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    Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, Afternoon

    In a second afternoon portion of hearings, Mr. Brown testified about federal, state and local responses to Hurricane Katrina. In his testimony he placed blame for inadequate…

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    Federal Continuity of Operations

    Witnesses testified about government operations following a terrorist attack or catastrophic disaster. Among the issues they addressed were communications between agencies,…

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    Federal Preparedness for Bioterrorism

    Witnesses testified about federal efforts to coordinate and prepare the United States for attacks by bioterrorists. Among the issues they addressed were recent exposures to anthrax in…

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    Hurricane Katrina Response Update

    Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross spoke to reporters about relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina. They also responded to…

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    Hurricane Katrina Response Update

    Governor Blanco and others talked with reporters about the hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana. They also answered questions from members of the audience.

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    Ensuring Homeland Security

    Participants talked about homeland security issues and the role of local and state government in maintaining safety and security.

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    Terrorism Response Drill News Conference

    Officials spoke to reporters about a week-long drill to test emergency responses in several cities to potential terrorist attacks. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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