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Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen. June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , May 29, 2009 -- President Obama at FEMA headquarters at a meeting of the Homeland Security Council, with him at the head of the table is the President of the Council, John O. Brennen.  June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season and Mr. Obama was briefed by Federal Agencies and Departments that respond to Hurricanes.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, September 29, 2005 -- Disaster workers at the logistics section of the NRCC (National Response Coordination Center) at FEMA headquarters. The center has been operating on a 24/7 schedule since late August. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, September 29, 2005 -- Disaster workers at the logistics section of the NRCC (National Response Coordination Center) at FEMA headquarters.  The center has been operating on a 24/7 schedule since late August. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, October 4, 2005 -- Dr. Dorothy Height talks about John Bryant, the CIO of Operation HOPE before he presents her with a check that will go towards helping the residents of New Orleans, at FEMA headquarters. Behind them are the partners of Project Restore Hope who are at the joint press conference to announce plans to help the evacuees from New Orleans. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, October 4, 2005 -- Dr. Dorothy Height talks about John Bryant, the CIO of Operation HOPE before he presents her with a check that will go towards helping the residents of New Orleans, at FEMA headquarters.  Behind them are the partners of Project Restore Hope who are at the joint press conference to announce plans to help the evacuees from New Orleans. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 4, 2005 -- John Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. at a joint press conference for Project Restore HOPE at FEMA headquarters. Behind him is Desiree Sayle, Deputy Assistant to the President & Director, USA Freedom Corps, White House. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 4, 2005 -- John Bryant, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc. at a joint press conference for Project Restore HOPE at FEMA headquarters.  Behind him is Desiree Sayle, Deputy Assistant to the President & Director, USA Freedom Corps, White House. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, October 4, 2005 -- Dave Garratt, Acting Recovery Director of FEMA introduces the Project Hope delegation at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, October 4, 2005 -- Dave Garratt, Acting Recovery Director of FEMA introduces the Project Hope delegation at FEMA headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, November 17, 2005 -- US Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen, who is also the Principal Federal Officer for Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, speaks at a press conference on FEMA housing at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, November 17, 2005 -- US Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen, who is also the Principal Federal Officer for Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, speaks at a press conference on FEMA housing at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, November 17, 2005 -- Dave Garratt, FEMA's Acting Director of Recovery speaks at a press converence at FEMA headquarters on housing for hurricane victims. US Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen, who is the Principal Federal Officer for Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, stands beside him. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, November 17, 2005 -- Dave Garratt, FEMA's Acting Director of Recovery speaks at a press converence at FEMA headquarters on housing for hurricane victims.  US Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen, who is the Principal Federal Officer for Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, stands beside him.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- R. David Paulison accepts the FEMA Director position at FEMA Headquarters. Behind him are Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. who is now the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, and Deidre Lee the new deputy director of Operations. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- R. David Paulison accepts the FEMA Director position at FEMA Headquarters.  Behind him are Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. who is now the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, and Deidre Lee the new deputy director of Operations.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff announces President Bush's appointment of R. David Paulison as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Also appointed are l-r, David Maurstad as FEMA's Mitigation Division director, R. David Paulison FEMA Director, Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. as the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Deidre Lee who as deputy director of Operations. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff announces President Bush's appointment of R. David Paulison as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Also appointed are l-r, David Maurstad as FEMA's Mitigation Division director,  R. David Paulison FEMA Director, Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. as the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Deidre Lee who as deputy director of Operations.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff announces President Bush's appointment of R. David Paulison as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Behind him and appointed are l-r, David Maurstad as FEMA's Mitigation Division director, R. David Paulison Director of FEMA, Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. as the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Deidre Lee who has been name deputy director of Operations. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff announces President Bush's appointment of R. David Paulison as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Behind him and appointed are l-r, David Maurstad as FEMA's Mitigation Division director,  R. David Paulison Director of FEMA, Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. as the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Deidre Lee who has been name deputy director of Operations.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, announces President Bush's appointment of R. David Paulison as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Also appointed are l-r, David Maurstad as FEMA's Mitigation Division director, R. David Paulison as FEMA Director, Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. as the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Deidre Lee who as the director of Operations. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, April 6, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, announces President Bush's appointment of R. David Paulison as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Also appointed are l-r, David Maurstad as FEMA's Mitigation Division director,  R. David Paulison as FEMA Director, Vice Admiral Harvey E. Johnson, Jr. as the deputy director and chief operating officer of FEMA, and Deidre Lee who as the director of Operations.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 11, 2006 -- Michael Chertoff, The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, meets with FEMA employees at an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 11, 2006 -- Michael Chertoff, The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, meets with FEMA employees at an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 11, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, R. David Paulison, introduces Michael Chertoff, The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, at an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 11, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, R. David Paulison, introduces Michael Chertoff, The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, at an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington D.C., 5/23/2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, David Paulison (right) and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff (left) address media questions following a hurricane preparedness briefing at FEMA headquarters. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Washington D.C., 5/23/2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, David Paulison (right) and U.S.  Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff (left) address media questions following a hurricane preparedness briefing at FEMA headquarters.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 23, 2006 -- Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman outlines the status of the White House recommended changes to the emergency management system while Acting FEMA Director David Paulison looks on. Both men are participating in a press briefing on preparations for the 2006 hurricane season at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 23, 2006 -- Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman outlines the status of the White House recommended changes to the emergency management system while Acting FEMA Director David Paulison looks on.  Both men are participating in a press briefing on preparations for the 2006 hurricane season at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 23, 2006 -- Acting FEMA Director David Paulison and the Secretary of the Deparment of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff field questions from reporters at a press briefing at FEMA Headquarters while Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman looks on. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 23, 2006 -- Acting FEMA Director David Paulison and the Secretary of the Deparment of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff field questions from reporters at a press briefing at FEMA Headquarters while Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman looks on.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington D.C., 5/23/2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, David Paulison (left) answers media questions following a hurricane preparedness briefing at FEMA headquarters, behind him is U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Washington D.C., 5/23/2006 -- FEMA Acting Director, David Paulison (left) answers media questions following a hurricane preparedness briefing at FEMA headquarters, behind him is U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Washington D.C., 5/23/2006 -- U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff (podium) addresses media questions following a hurricane preparedness briefing at FEMA headquarters. Behind him, seated (l-r): Acting FEMA Director David Paulison, Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman, Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale, Admiral Timothy Keating and Lt. General Steven Blum. The event is one of several during Hurricane Awareness Week. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Washington D.C., 5/23/2006 -- U.S.  Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff (podium) addresses media questions following a hurricane preparedness briefing at FEMA headquarters.  Behind him, seated (l-r): Acting FEMA Director David Paulison, Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman, Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale, Admiral Timothy Keating and Lt. General Steven Blum. The event is one of several during Hurricane Awareness Week.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Washington D.C., May 30, 2006 -- New FEMA Region 1 Director, Arthur Cleaves is sworn in by FEMA Deputy Director, Harvey Johnson at FEMA headquarters. FEMA is trying to be 100% staffed by the start hurricane season. FEMA photo/Andrea Booher

Washington D.C., May 30, 2006 -- New FEMA Region 1 Director, Arthur Cleaves is sworn in by FEMA Deputy Director, Harvey Johnson at FEMA headquarters. FEMA is trying to be 100% staffed by the start hurricane season. FEMA photo/Andrea Booher

Washington, DC, June 8, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff (l), DHS Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson (2nd from left), and R. David Paulison (3rd from left) and Mrs. Paulison(r). Mr. Paulison is being sworn in as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 8, 2006 -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff (l), DHS Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson (2nd from left), and R. David Paulison (3rd from left) and Mrs. Paulison(r).  Mr. Paulison is being sworn in as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 8, 2006 -- FEMA employees wait behind the podium for R. David Paulison to be sworn in as the Director of FEMA at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 8, 2006 -- FEMA employees wait behind the podium for R. David Paulison to be sworn in as the Director of FEMA at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 8, 2006 -- FEMA employees applaud as FEMA Deputy Director Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson (r) walks to the podium to introduce Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff (l), DHS Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson (2nd from left), and R. David Paulison (behind Mr. Jackson). R. David Paulison is being sworn in as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 8, 2006 -- FEMA employees applaud as FEMA Deputy Director Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson (r) walks to the podium to introduce Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff (l), DHS Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson (2nd from left), and R. David Paulison (behind Mr. Jackson).  R. David Paulison is being sworn in as the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC - Thomas R. McQuillan, Chief Administrative Services Officer for FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC - Thomas R. McQuillan, Chief Administrative Services Officer for FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- R. David Paulison, Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- R. David Paulison, Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Margaret A. Young, Chief Financial Officer of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Margaret A. Young, Chief Financial Officer of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- David Trissell, General Counsel of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- David Trissell, General Counsel of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Casey Long, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs / Acting Director of International Affairs of FEMA at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Casey Long, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs / Acting Director of International Affairs of FEMA at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC - Robert Shea, Acting Director of Operations of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC - Robert Shea, Acting Director of Operations of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, August 10, 2006 -- Michael Hall, FEMA Director of Human Resources at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 10, 2006 -- Michael Hall, FEMA Director of Human Resources at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Patricia Stahlschmidt, Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Patricia Stahlschmidt, Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Dan Shulman, Director of Legislative Affairs for FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Dan Shulman, Director of Legislative Affairs for FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Edward G. Buikema, FEMA Region V Director (Chicago, IL) at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Edward G. Buikema, FEMA Region V Director (Chicago, IL) at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, August 16, 2006 -- Robert Flowers being sworn in as the FEMA Region 8 (Denver, CO) Director by R. David Paulison, the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, August 16, 2006 -- Robert Flowers being sworn in as the FEMA Region 8 (Denver, CO) Director by R. David Paulison, the Director of FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Robert L Flowers, FEMA Region VIII Director (Denver, CO) at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Robert L Flowers, FEMA Region VIII Director (Denver, CO) at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Karen E. Armes, Acting Director of FEMA Region IX (Oakland, CA) at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Karen E. Armes, Acting Director of FEMA Region IX (Oakland, CA) at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Pauline Campbell, FEMA Director, Office of Equal Rights at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Pauline Campbell, FEMA Director, Office of Equal Rights at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- William E. Peterson, FEMA Region VI Director (Denton, TX) at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- William E. Peterson, FEMA Region VI Director (Denton, TX) at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Dick Hainje, FEMA Region VII Director (Kansas City, MO) at FEMA Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Dick Hainje, FEMA Region VII Director (Kansas City, MO) at FEMA Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, November 17, 2006 -- FEMA Mitigation Division's John Ingargiola opens a presentation on the analysis of building structural failures on the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina. This presentation was made for FEMA employees and presentated during a "Brown Bag Lunch" session at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, November 17, 2006 -- FEMA Mitigation Division's John Ingargiola opens a presentation on the analysis of building structural failures on the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina.  This presentation was made for FEMA employees and presentated during a "Brown Bag Lunch" session at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, November 17, 2006 -- FEMA Mitigation Division's John Ingargiola opens a presentation of the analysis of building structural failures on the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina. This presentation was made for FEMA employees presentated at a "Brown Bag Lunch" session at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, November 17, 2006 -- FEMA Mitigation Division's John Ingargiola opens a presentation of the analysis of building structural failures on the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina.  This presentation was made for FEMA employees presentated at a "Brown Bag Lunch" session at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Administrator of FEMA. FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act. On the stage to the right is Under Secretary George Foresman. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Administrator of FEMA.  FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act.  On the stage to the right is Under Secretary George Foresman. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Administrator of FEMA. FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act. On the stage behind him are Under Secretary George Foresman and Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Administrator of FEMA.  FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act.  On the stage behind him are Under Secretary George Foresman and Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Administrator of FEMA. FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act. On the stage behind him are Under Secretary George Foresman and Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Administrator of FEMA. FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act. On the stage behind him are Under Secretary George Foresman and Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Adminstrator of FEMA. FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison outlines the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Adminstrator of FEMA.  FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison talks about the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Adminstrator of FEMA. FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, January 22, 2007 -- R. David Paulison talks about the reorganization of FEMA at the podium during an all hands meeting at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Paulison takes the new title of Adminstrator of FEMA.  FEMA will consist (on March 31, 2007) of The United States Fire Administration (USFA), The Office of Grants and Training (G&T), The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Division (CSEP), The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) as mandated by the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Act.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, March 19, 2007 -- FEMA Director R. David Paulison swears in Jonathan Sarubbi as the FEMA Region 3 Director in Mr. Paulison's office at FEMA Headquarters. The new Region 3 Director, Jonathan Sarubbi, fills the last open Regional Director slot. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, March 19, 2007 -- FEMA Director R. David Paulison swears in Jonathan Sarubbi as the FEMA Region 3 Director in Mr. Paulison's office at FEMA Headquarters.  The new Region 3 Director, Jonathan Sarubbi, fills the last open Regional Director slot.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 15, 2007 -- Administrator Dave Paulison (3rd from left) along with members of FEMA's staff, the Small Business Administration, the Dept. of Agriculture and the American Red Cross outlined hurricane response procedures for the media at the National Response Command Center (NRCC) in FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 15, 2007 -- Administrator Dave Paulison (3rd from left) along with members of FEMA's staff, the Small Business Administration, the Dept. of Agriculture and the American Red Cross outlined hurricane response procedures for the media at the National Response Command Center (NRCC) in FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 15, 2007 -- FEMA and partner agencies discuss disaster assistance for individuals for the 2007 hurricane season during a news conference at FEMA headquarters. FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, center. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 15, 2007 -- FEMA and partner agencies discuss disaster assistance for individuals for the 2007 hurricane season during a news conference at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, center.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 1, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison holds a press conference to urge everyone to get ready for hurricane season which begins today. He also demonstrated FEMA's Video Teleconference ability at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 1, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison holds a press conference to urge everyone to get ready for hurricane season which begins today.  He also demonstrated FEMA's Video Teleconference ability at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 1, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator holds a press conference to urge everyone to get ready for hurricane season which begins today. He also demonstrated FEMA's Video Teleconference ability at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 1, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator holds a press conference to urge everyone to get ready for hurricane season which begins today.  He also demonstrated FEMA's Video Teleconference ability at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 19, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator Paulison, Deputy Administrator Johnson and DHS Deputy Secretary Jackson at the FEMA National Response and Coordination Center (NRCC) at FEMA headquarters. They are participating in a Video Teleconference (VTC) receiving reports on Hurricane Dean's path and landfall projections and the readiness of any US interests in front of the storm. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 19, 2007 --  FEMA Administrator Paulison, Deputy Administrator Johnson and DHS Deputy Secretary Jackson at the FEMA National Response and Coordination Center (NRCC) at FEMA headquarters. They are participating in a Video Teleconference (VTC) receiving reports on Hurricane Dean's path and landfall projections and the readiness of any US interests in front of the storm.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, September 5, 2007 -- Matt Lawrence, a UPS logistics expert, talks to FEMA's William "Eric" Smith, Assistant Administrator, Logistics Management Directorate at FEMA headquarters. FEMA has developed the first-ever loaned executive program and is working through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the United Parcel Service's (UPS) Foundation to bring a seasoned UPS executive into the agency's newly formed Logistics Management Directorate to share private sector expertise. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, September 5, 2007 -- Matt Lawrence, a UPS logistics expert, talks to FEMA's William "Eric" Smith, Assistant Administrator, Logistics Management Directorate at FEMA headquarters. FEMA has developed the first-ever loaned executive program and is working through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the United Parcel Service's (UPS) Foundation to bring a seasoned UPS executive into the agency's newly formed Logistics Management Directorate to share private sector expertise. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, October 9, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison is surrounded by exhibitors and FEMA co-workers in front of a fire truck from Mt. Weather. The truck is visiting FEMA headquarters to kick off Fire Prevention week. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, October 9, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison is surrounded by exhibitors and FEMA co-workers in front of a fire truck from Mt. Weather.  The truck is visiting FEMA headquarters to kick off Fire Prevention week.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, October 9, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison visits the Home Depot exhibit during Fire Prevention week at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, October 9, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison visits the Home Depot exhibit during Fire Prevention week at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, November 8, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison shakes the hand of the Administrator for Disaster Assistance Carlos J. Castillo at the start of the Combined Federal Campaign at FEMA headquarters. Mr. Castillo is serving as FEMA's 2007 CFC Chairman. The CFC is the annual fund raising drive that enables federal employees to donate to local, national and international charities of their choice. This year's theme, like last year's, is "Be a Star in Someone's Life." FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, November 8, 2007 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison shakes the hand of the Administrator for Disaster Assistance Carlos J. Castillo at the start of the Combined Federal Campaign at FEMA headquarters.  Mr. Castillo is serving as FEMA's 2007 CFC Chairman. The CFC is the annual fund raising drive that enables federal employees to donate to local, national and international charities of their choice. This year's theme, like last year's, is "Be a Star in Someone's Life."  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 --- FEMA Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Harvey Johnson welcomes the Public Relations Society of America members who have come to FEMA headquarters to give a work shop for FEMA Public Information and External Affairs Officers. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 ---  FEMA Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Harvey Johnson welcomes the Public Relations Society of America members who have come to FEMA headquarters to give a work shop for FEMA Public Information and External Affairs Officers.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 -- The Public Relations Society of America visited FEMA headquarters to give a workshop to FEMA Public Affairs and External Affairs Officers. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 -- The Public Relations Society of America visited FEMA headquarters to give a workshop to FEMA Public Affairs and External Affairs Officers.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 -- Marty Bahamonde welcomes volunteers from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) who gave a workshop at FEMA headquarters for FEMA Public Affairs and External Affairs Officers. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 -- Marty Bahamonde welcomes volunteers from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) who gave a workshop at FEMA headquarters for FEMA Public Affairs and External Affairs Officers.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 -- The Public Relations Society of America visited FEMA headquarters to give a workshop to FEMA Public Affairs and External Affairs Officers. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, December 6, 2007 -- The Public Relations Society of America visited FEMA headquarters to give a workshop to FEMA Public Affairs and External Affairs Officers.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Lead IP Ron Simmons and Mark Hall, Telecom Specialist are attached to FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS-Thomasville, GA) and are in the command center of the Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) to provide support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters concerning the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Lead IP Ron Simmons and Mark Hall, Telecom Specialist are attached to FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS-Thomasville, GA) and are in the command center of the Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) to provide support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters concerning the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Emergency Response Officer of FIRSTeam Atlanta Operations Willie Womack (left) talks with FEMA Regional Director Phil May as the FIRSTteam (Federal Incident Response Support Team), having completed their mission, prepare to depart. This FIRSTeam provides FEMA headquarters with the first on site video images of disaster scenes to aid FEMA initial planning and response. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Emergency Response Officer of FIRSTeam Atlanta Operations Willie Womack (left) talks with FEMA Regional Director Phil May as the FIRSTteam (Federal Incident Response Support Team), having completed their mission, prepare to depart.  This FIRSTeam provides FEMA headquarters with the first on site video images of disaster scenes to aid FEMA initial planning and response. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) Initial Response Vehicle (IRV) has been activated from the MERS-Thomasville, GA team, providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters to help critical early stage planning and preparation. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) Initial Response Vehicle (IRV) has been activated from the MERS-Thomasville, GA team, providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters to help critical early stage planning and preparation.  George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS) Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) is providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters for critical early stage planning and response. This one from MERS-Thomasville, GA team came here immediately after the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS) Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) is providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters for critical early stage planning and response. This one from MERS-Thomasville, GA team came here immediately after the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Regional Director Phil May(left) and Willie Womack, Emergency Response Officer of FIRSTeam Atlanta confer prior to team departure. The FIRSTeam is the first FEMA presence at disaster sites and missioned to provide FEMA headquarters immediate video flow to aid initial planning and response. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Regional Director Phil May(left) and Willie Womack, Emergency Response Officer of FIRSTeam Atlanta confer prior to team departure. The FIRSTeam is the first FEMA presence at disaster sites and missioned to provide FEMA headquarters immediate video flow to aid initial planning and response. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS) Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) is providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters for critical planning and preparation. This one is from MERS-Thomasville, GA team was sent immediately after the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- This FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support(MERS) Initial Response Vehicle(IRV) is providing support to the FEMA FIRSTeam in uploading live video feed to FEMA headquarters for critical planning and preparation. This one is from MERS-Thomasville, GA team was sent immediately after the severe storm and tornado which impacted this community.  George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Emergency Response Officer Willie Womack of FIRSTeam Atlanta Operations(Federal Incident Response Support Team) has completed his team's mission for this disaster and all equipment is loaded in the two telecommunication vans for departure. The FIRSTeam provides immediate video flow to FEMA headquarters for initial critical disaster planning and response. George Armstrong/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding] Lafayette, TN, February 8, 2008 -- FEMA Emergency Response Officer Willie Womack of FIRSTeam Atlanta Operations(Federal Incident Response Support Team) has completed his team's mission for this disaster and all equipment is loaded in the two telecommunication vans for departure.  The FIRSTeam provides immediate video flow to FEMA headquarters for initial critical disaster planning and response.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Washington, DC, March 5, 2008 -- The FEMA Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance gives a talk to employees at a brown bag session at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, March 5, 2008 -- The FEMA Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance gives a talk to employees at a brown bag session at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, March 5, 2008 -- The FEMA Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance gives a talk to employees at a brown bag session at FEMA headquarters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, March 5, 2008 --  The FEMA Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance gives a talk to employees at a brown bag session at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington.DC. May 20, 2008 -- Representatives from Serve DC, a member of Citizen Corps, staff the Hurricane Awareness Day booth at FEMA Headquarters. The display was open to the public. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington.DC. May 20, 2008 -- Representatives from Serve DC, a member of Citizen Corps, staff the Hurricane Awareness Day booth at FEMA Headquarters.  The display was open to the public.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government’s preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government’s preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- Fairfax County rescue dog and trainer from Virginia Task Force 1 at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- Fairfax County rescue dog and trainer from Virginia Task Force 1 at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Citizen Corps booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Citizen Corps booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator Paulison at the podium during a press conference at FEMA headquarters. FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. On the dais; L-R, Mr. James. J. Madon, Director and Deputy Manager of the National Communications System in the Department of Homeland Security, Major General Guy C. Swan III, Chief of Operations for Headquarters, U.S. Northern Command, Ms. Mary S. Elcano, Acting President and CEO, American Red Cross, Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant, U.S.Coast Guard, FEMA Administrator David Paulison (at podium), DHS Secretary, Michae

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator Paulison at the podium during a press conference at FEMA headquarters. FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. On the dais; L-R, Mr. James. J. Madon, Director and Deputy Manager of the National Communications System in the Department of Homeland Security, Major General Guy C. Swan III, Chief of Operations for Headquarters, U.S. Northern Command, Ms. Mary S. Elcano, Acting President and CEO, American Red Cross, Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant, U.S.Coast Guard, FEMA Administrator David Paulison (at podium), DHS Secretary, Michae

Washington, DC, May 20,2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, thanks the US Coast Guard for their work and display booth. The display was part of Hurricane Awareness Day events at FEMA Headquarters in the District of Columbia. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20,2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, thanks the US Coast Guard for their work and display booth.  The display was part of Hurricane Awareness Day events at FEMA Headquarters in the District of Columbia.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, visits the American Red Cross display at FEMA Headquarters. The display was one of many open to the public as part of Hurricane Awareness Day. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, visits the American Red Cross display at FEMA Headquarters.  The display was one of many open to the public as part of Hurricane Awareness Day.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA employees Michael Dean and Michael Mihelich prepare a radio tower for deployment at FEMA headquarters to demonstrate FEMA's operation. FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government’s preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA employees Michael Dean and Michael Mihelich prepare a radio tower for deployment at FEMA headquarters to demonstrate FEMA's operation.  FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government’s preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters was concluded with a press conference, headed by: (l-r) US Coast Guard, Commandant, Thad Allen; Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff and FEMA Administrator, R. David Paulison. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters was concluded with a press conference, headed by: (l-r)  US Coast Guard, Commandant, Thad Allen; Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff and FEMA Administrator, R. David Paulison.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20,2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, thanks the volunteer workers at the National Shelter System (NSS) display booth. The display was part of Hurricane Awareness Day events at FEMA Headquarters in the District of Columbia. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20,2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, thanks the volunteer workers at the National Shelter System (NSS) display booth.  The display was part of Hurricane Awareness Day events at FEMA Headquarters in the District of Columbia.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington,DC, May20,2008 -- An American Red Cross volunteer explains their program to people visiting their display during FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day. This special event was hosted at FEMA Headquarters, in the District of Columbia. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington,DC, May20,2008 --  An American Red Cross volunteer explains their program to people visiting their display during FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day. This special event was hosted at FEMA Headquarters, in the District of Columbia.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator Paulison at the podium during a press conference at FEMA headquarters. FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. On the dais;, Ms. Mary S. Elcano, Acting President and CEO, American Red Cross, Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant, U.S.Coast Guard, FEMA Administrator David Paulison (at podium), DHS Secretary, Michael Chertoff, Mr. Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, Dr. Gerald Parker, Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator Paulison at the podium during a press conference at FEMA headquarters.  FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. On the dais;, Ms. Mary S. Elcano, Acting President and CEO, American Red Cross, Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant, U.S.Coast Guard, FEMA Administrator David Paulison (at podium), DHS Secretary, Michael Chertoff,  Mr. Paul McHale, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense, Dr. Gerald Parker, Principal Deputy Assistance Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- Molly McPherson says hello to Tucker, John Shea's dog, at the Pet Preparedness booth. The booth is staffed by FEMA and The Humane Society of the United States to give residents information on pet preparedness. FEMA is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness day at FEMA headquarters highlight the federal government’s preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- Molly McPherson says hello to Tucker, John Shea's  dog, at the Pet Preparedness booth.  The booth is staffed by FEMA and The Humane Society of the United States to give residents information on pet preparedness.  FEMA is hosting a Hurricane Preparedness day at FEMA headquarters highlight the federal government’s preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Small Business Association booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Small Business Association booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- Fairfax County rescue dog and trainer from Virginia Task Force 1 at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- Fairfax County rescue dog and trainer from Virginia Task Force 1 at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The US Coast Guard brought a rescue boat to FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The US Coast Guard brought a rescue boat to FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Long Term Recovery booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Long Term Recovery booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- National Guard Display at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- National Guard Display at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- Fairfax County rescue dog and trainer from Virginia Task Force 1 at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- Fairfax County rescue dog and trainer from Virginia Task Force 1 at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Flood Smart booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters. FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 22, 2008 -- The Flood Smart booth at FEMA's Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA Headquarters.  FEMA hosted the event to help citizens become aware of the coming Hurricane Season.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20, 2008 -- FEMA is hosting their First Hurricane Awareness Day at FEMA headquarters to highlight the federal government's preparations for the 2008 Hurricane Season. FEMA/Barry Bahler

Washington, DC, May 20,2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, thanks the US Coast Guard for their work and display booth. The display was part of Hurricane Awareness Day events at FEMA Headquarters in the District of Columbia. Barry Bahler/FEMA

Washington, DC, May 20,2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, thanks the US Coast Guard for their work and display booth.  The display was part of Hurricane Awareness Day events at FEMA Headquarters in the District of Columbia.  Barry Bahler/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff with FEMA's Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff with FEMA's Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff with FEMA's Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff with FEMA's Deputy Administrator Harvey Johnson at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- FEMA's Assistant Administrator, Disaster Operations Directorate, Glenn Cannon, at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 --  FEMA's Assistant Administrator, Disaster Operations Directorate, Glenn Cannon, at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff with FEMA officials at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Washington, DC, June 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff with FEMA officials at the FEMA video teleconference at FEMA headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 18, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison at FEMA Headquarters holding a media teleconference, he was providing an update on efforts to help residents who've been affected by the Midwest floods. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 18, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison at FEMA Headquarters holding a media teleconference, he was providing an update on efforts to help residents who've been affected by the Midwest floods.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 18, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison (standing) at FEMA Headquarters as he prepares for a media teleconference in the Administrator's conference room with David Garratt, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Disaster Assistance Directorate (r). They were providing an update on efforts to help residents who've been affected by the Midwest floods. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 18, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator David Paulison (standing) at FEMA Headquarters as he prepares for a media teleconference in the Administrator's conference room with David Garratt, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Disaster Assistance Directorate (r).  They were providing an update on efforts to help residents who've been affected by the Midwest floods.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA