Disaster Zone

Recovery Experts Point Their Finger(s) at the Feds

An interesting summary of issues with disaster recovery.

by Eric Holdeman / October 4, 2018

We have met the enemy and it is us — is an appropriate quote. See this very interesting commentary on what could be done to improve our disaster recovery process, Digital Dialog: Simplifying and Speeding the Recovery Process.

There are different ideas from a variety of experts who deal with different aspects of the disaster recovery process, especially from an Individual Assistance (IA) perspective. Common in my reading are things like:

  • Simplify
  • Federal Agency Coordination
  • Use of technology
  • Integration of efforts
  • Avoiding duplication
  • Capturing data "one time"
  • Determining if an equity goal is being achieved
  • Our "insane system" that does not appear to be getting better

On that positive note — don't hold your breath waiting for federal agencies to achieve a more coordinated approach to those aspects of disaster recovery under their individual agency control. 

Claire Rubin, Recovery Diva shared the link above.