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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorLucie, Harold Quinton
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:16Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:16Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37664
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States eventually will face an existential catastrophe. An existential catastrophe would result in cascading effects extending well beyond the physical boundaries of the event. When studying the federal response to major disasters, it is apparent higher levels of presidential interest provide a positive impact on results. The lack of coordination of federal response efforts and the inability of the president to impose his will to marshal fully federal resources effectively were major problems identified after Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew. The inability of the federal government to coordinate the federal response efficiently to a catastrophe appears throughout 60 years of modern federal disaster response. This thesis argues the most efficient way for the president to supervise the federal response to an existential catastrophe is to delegate authority for operational decisions to a single federal official that would allow the president and his cabinet to focus on strategic decisions. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator, who would be supported by an empowered Emergency Support Function Leadership Group, with authority to direct all agency capabilities released to them by the president and their agencies, would lead the portion of the federal operational response formerly known as consequence management.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/unityofcommandfo1094537664
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleUnity of command for federal consequence managementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBibo, David
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorUnity of Commanden_US
dc.subject.authorFederal Disaster Responseen_US
dc.subject.authorStafford Acten_US
dc.subject.authorEmergency Managementen_US
dc.subject.authorExistential Catastropheen_US
dc.description.serviceDepartment of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Chief Counsel, Response Branch, Washington, DCen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security And Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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