RELIEF 13-02 Newsletter (February 2013)
Dr. Ray Buettner, Gerald Scott, Tristan Allen
For the 13-2 event in February 2013, RELIEF hosted several delegations, including representatives at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level, from both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is heartening to see these two organizations working together to support the exploration of processes that may make an even larger difference in the lives of those affected by future disasters. A senior FEMA official told RELIEF participants that due in part to the work conducted at the August 2012 RELIEF event FEMA was able to help distribute more resource to more people faster than they ever had before.