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dc.contributor.advisorApte, Aruna U.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Daniel C.
dc.contributor.authorHo, Eugene
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-24T22:35:41Z
dc.date.available2018-08-24T22:35:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/59686
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractOur research analyzed Department of Defense (DoD) involvement in the disaster relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. During the 2017 hurricane season, the United States experienced three major hurricanes in rapid succession. These events tested the hurricane responses of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and have left some wondering why the DoD was slow to respond. Through our research, we evaluated the FEMA Mission Assignments (MAs) to U.S. agencies and analyzed how the DoD was employed in Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) operations during these events. Our three hypotheses were as follows: (1) DoD utilization in domestic hurricane relief is less than other agencies; (2) there are common tasks in every hurricane disaster that DoD could focus on to improve response; and (3) pre-positioning has a positive effect on the quality of disaster response. Our findings show that DoD is the most utilized agency for domestic disaster relief efforts, tasked with between 38% to 49% of all mission assignments. FEMA’s utilization of DoD is predominantly in transportation; public works and engineering; logistics management and resource support; search and rescue; and external affairs. The outcomes of Harvey, Irma, and Maria also support the importance of pre-positioning for disaster relief efforts.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/analysisofdepart1094559686
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleANALYSIS OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) SUPPORT IN DOMESTIC DISASTER RELIEFen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSeagren, Chad W.
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorHurricane Harveyen_US
dc.subject.authorHurricane Irmaen_US
dc.subject.authorHurricane Mariaen_US
dc.subject.authordisaster responseen_US
dc.subject.authorHADRen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administration in Master of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid30062


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