Inside Government – August 27th, 2010

Leo Bosner
Former President, AFGE FEMA Local 4060

  • A look back at Hurricane Katrina, when he was a FEMA watch officer
  • Analysis of FEMA’s preparation and subsequent response to the crisis
  • Problems FEMA faces under the Department of Homeland Security’s authority

Jim Aldridge
Secretary-Treasurer, AFGE Federal Law Enforcement Steering Committee

  • His experience as a VA police officer in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
  • The need for more planning before the storm

Vincent DeMarco
President, Maryland Citizens Health Initiative

  • Building coalitions around issues such as gun control, health care, and tobacco regulation