Highly educated professionals entering the emergency management field.
Emergency responders can be part of a larger agency or department, or serve many local governments.
Will Obama administration repair relationships between federal and local agencies?
Emergency management programs need regional relationships.
People and governance challenges delay nationwide communications interoperability.
Only willing partners coming to the table, treated as equals, will prove effective in establishing a national standard for incident response.
Interest in all-hazards analysis at fusion centers is encouraging.
Funding programs will be shaped by new administration and future disasters.