CHANGE IS COMING TO FEMA... Truthout/WashingtonPost.com
The Federal Emergency Management Administration, a tragicomic disaster since Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 -- and even before then -- looks to be getting a facelift under the Obama administration, sources tell us.
First off, the likely plan is to break off the agency from the Department of Homeland Security, a move that would in itself help restore the pride FEMA folks felt when it was an independent agency.
Extracting FEMA from the Department of Homeland Security may mean the beginning of the end for the National Applications Office. Again, you don't need multi-million dollar spying sattellites creating dystopic enmity with terrified people fleeing from domestic disasters. I personally would love to see DHS go back to simply being the Department of Domestic Security. It's broke, so lets fix it.