GAO: DoD could improve on ability to respond to catastrophes

Davi D'Agostino, director of Defense capabilities and management issues, GAO

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 1:32 am

The Department of Defense, along with other federal agencies, faced a lot of criticism and scrutiny in the aftermath of their response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Part of DoD’s overall mission is to support a civilian-military response in the wake of catastrophic domestic events.

Since Hurricane Katrina, the Government Accountability Office has been examining DoD’s capabilities to support civil authorities.

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Davi D’Agostino is director of Defense capabilities and management issues at the congressional watchdog and explains the details of a recent report, which says there are still improvements to be made.