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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

Washington, DC September 28, 2004 -- Members of the FEMA Public Affairs Office gather for the daily teleconference with the Disaster Field Offices and Joint Information Centers. L-R Carolyn Griffith, Brian Hvinden (hidden), Don Jacks, Michael Widomski, Lea Anne McBride, Cindy Taylor Ramsay, Sally Roundtree, Kevin Galvin, Aileen Cooper FEMA NewsPhoto/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC September 28, 2004 -- Members of the FEMA Public Affairs Office gather for the daily teleconference with the Disaster Field Offices and Joint Information Centers. L-R Carolyn Griffith, Brian Hvinden (hidden), Don Jacks, Michael Widomski, Lea Anne McBride, Cindy Taylor Ramsay, Sally Roundtree, Kevin Galvin, Aileen Cooper FEMA NewsPhoto/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, November 11, 2004 -- The Capitol Building on a crisp fall day from the National Mall. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, November 11, 2004 -- The Capitol Building on a crisp fall day from the National Mall.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, December 3, 2004 -- David Garratt, FEMA's Acting Director of Recovery, in his office. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, December 3, 2004 -- David Garratt, FEMA's Acting Director of Recovery, in his office.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Ashburn, VA, June 21, 2005 -- A traditional firefighter helmet on board Rescue Engine 6 in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the 2005 International Fire and EMS Safety Stand Down. Rescue Engine 6 is a part of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company in Ashburn, VA. International Fire and EMS Safety Stand Down is an annual event begun in 2005 by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and supported by the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA. The effort encourages fire and rescue departments nationwide and internationally to devote at least one shift per department to discuss personal safety and wellness for volunteer and career firefighters and EMS personnel. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Ashburn, VA, June 21, 2005 -- A traditional firefighter helmet on board Rescue Engine 6 in Loudoun County, Virginia, during the 2005 International Fire and EMS Safety Stand Down. Rescue Engine 6 is a part of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company in Ashburn, VA. International Fire and EMS Safety Stand Down is an annual event begun in 2005 by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and supported by the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA. The effort encourages fire and rescue departments nationwide and internationally to devote at least one shift per department to discuss personal safety and wellness for volunteer and career firefighters and EMS personnel.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, September 4, 2005 -- A FEMA media monitor keeps an eye on the reporting coming out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Federal aid and supplies are being rushed to the area. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, September 4, 2005 -- A FEMA media monitor keeps an eye on the reporting coming out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Federal aid and supplies are being rushed to the area.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, September 14, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on September 12, 2005 Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, September 14, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency on September 12, 2005 Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, September 22, 2005 -- David Paulison, the Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, speaks with Texas Governor Rick Perry about preparations for Hurricane Rita and to determine the need for federal assistance in anticipation of landfall there. He also called Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to discuss that state's preparedness efforts and possible need for federal assistance in case Hurricane Rita affects that state. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, September 22, 2005 --   David Paulison, the Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, speaks with Texas Governor Rick Perry about preparations for Hurricane Rita and to determine the need for federal assistance in anticipation of landfall there. He also called Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco to discuss that state's preparedness efforts and possible need for federal assistance in case Hurricane Rita affects that state. 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/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/Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, October 6, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Hurricane Katrina: How is FEMA Performing Its Mission at This Stage of Recovery? Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, October 6, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Hurricane Katrina: How is FEMA Performing Its Mission at This Stage of Recovery?  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, October 6, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Hurricane Katrina: How is FEMA Performing Its Mission at This Stage of Recovery?. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina/Hurricane Rita] Washington, DC, October 6, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response and Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, testifies at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Hurricane Katrina: How is FEMA Performing Its Mission at This Stage of Recovery?.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 20, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director reports on the activity of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 20, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director reports on the activity of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations in Florida.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 20, 2005 -- Paul Luke and Aaron Skolnik, video production specialists at the FEMA headquarters video production facility. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 20, 2005 -- Paul Luke and Aaron Skolnik, video production specialists at the FEMA headquarters video production facility.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 21, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director reports on the track and strength of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations for her arrival in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, October 21, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director reports on the track and strength of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations for her arrival in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Washington, DC, October 24, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director takes questions from reporters on the landfall and effects of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations for response and recovery in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Washington, DC, October 24, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director takes questions from reporters on the landfall and effects of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations for response and recovery in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Washington, DC, October 24, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director reports on the landfall and effects of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations for response and recovery in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Washington, DC, October 24, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting FEMA Director reports on the landfall and effects of hurricane Wilma and ongoing preparations for response and recovery in Florida. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Washington, DC, October 25, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA, reports on the landfall of hurricane Rita in Florida and outlines FEMA's response operation in partnership with the state. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Wilma] Washington, DC, October 25, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA, reports on the landfall of hurricane Rita in Florida and outlines FEMA's response operation in partnership with the state.  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, November 21, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA, speaks to FEMA employees at an all hands meeting in Washington, DC. Mr. Paulison thanked the employees for their good work during the 2005 hurricane season. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, November 21, 2005 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA, speaks to FEMA employees at an all hands meeting in Washington, DC.  Mr. Paulison thanked the employees for their good work during the 2005 hurricane season.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- William E. Peterson being sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region VI Office in Denton, Texas. Acting FEMA Director, R. David Paulison is administering the Oath of Office. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- William E. Peterson being sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region VI Office in Denton, Texas. Acting FEMA Director, R. David Paulison is administering the Oath of Office.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- Stephen Kempf being sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region II Office in New York City. Acting FEMA Director, R. David Paulison is administering the Oath of Office. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- Stephen Kempf being sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region II Office in New York City. Acting FEMA Director, R. David Paulison is administering the Oath of Office.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- Stephen Kempf shaking hands with R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA. Mr. Kempf was sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region II Office in New York City. Acting FEMA Director, R. David Paulison administered the Oath of Office. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- Stephen Kempf shaking hands with R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA.  Mr. Kempf was sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region II Office in New York City. Acting FEMA Director, R. David Paulison administered the Oath of Office.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- William E. Peterson being sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region VI Office in Denton, Texas. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- William E. Peterson being sworn in as the Regional Director of FEMA's Region VI Office in Denton, Texas.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- Stephen Kempf, the Regional Director of FEMA's Region II Office in New York City with R. David Paulison, the acting FEMA Director. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, January 30, 2006 -- Stephen Kempf, the Regional Director of FEMA's Region II Office in New York City with R. David Paulison, the acting FEMA Director.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, February 1, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison answers questions at a FEMA headquarters press briefing on Housing Assistance for Hurricane victims in Louisiana. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, February 1, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison answers questions at a FEMA headquarters press briefing on Housing Assistance for Hurricane victims in Louisiana.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 1, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison answers questions at a FEMA headquarters press briefing on Housing Assistance for Hurricane victims in Louisiana. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 1, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison answers questions at a FEMA headquarters press briefing on Housing Assistance for Hurricane victims in Louisiana.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, February 1, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison gives current information about housing Hurricane victims in Lousiana and answers questions from the news outlets at a FEMA headquarters press briefing. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, February 1, 2006 -- FEMA Acting Director R. David Paulison gives current information about housing Hurricane victims in Lousiana and answers questions from the news outlets at a FEMA headquarters press briefing.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Jack Schuback of FEMA (r) speaks with a member of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington to march and ask FEMA for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Jack Schuback of FEMA (r) speaks with a member of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington to march and ask FEMA for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Acting Director R. David Paulison meets with The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington meeting with FEMA officials and asking for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Acting Director R. David Paulison meets with The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington meeting with FEMA officials and asking for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- FEMA Public Information Officer, Butch Kinerney, speaks with a member of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington to march and ask FEMA for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- FEMA Public Information Officer, Butch Kinerney, speaks with a member of The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington to march and ask FEMA for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Acting Director R. David Paulison meets with The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington meeting with FEMA officials and asking for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

[Hurricane Katrina] Washington, DC, February 8, 2005 -- Acting Director R. David Paulison meets with The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a neighborhood group from New Orleans who are in Washington meeting with FEMA officials and asking for more help in rebuilding damaged neighborhoods.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process. To the right is R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process.  To the right is R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process. FEAM/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process.  FEAM/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process. FEAM/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process.  FEAM/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process. FEAM/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, February 13, 2006 -- Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Jackson, speaks at a FEMA all hands meeting to let FEMA employees know how DHS is going to streamline the disaster response and recovery process.  FEAM/Bill Koplitz

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

Arlington, VA, April 20, 2006 -- Acting Director of FEMA, R. David Paulison, makes opening remarks at the FEMA pre-hurricane planning/readiness conference. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Arlington, VA, April 20, 2006 -- Acting Director of FEMA, R. David Paulison, makes opening remarks at the FEMA pre-hurricane planning/readiness conference.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Arlington, VA, April 20, 2006 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA makes opening remarks at the FEMA Pre-Hurricane Planning/Readiness Conference. At the table are (l) David Garratt, Acting Director of FEMA's Recovery Division and Michael Lowder (r), FEMA Deputy Director Response Division. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Arlington, VA, April 20, 2006 -- R. David Paulison, the Acting Director of FEMA makes opening remarks at the FEMA Pre-Hurricane Planning/Readiness Conference.  At the table are (l) David Garratt, Acting Director of FEMA's Recovery Division and Michael Lowder (r), FEMA Deputy Director Response Division.  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 -- 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, DC, May 23, 2006 -- Acting FEMA Director David Paulison (at Podium), (l-r)Secretary fo the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman, Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale, Admiral Timothy Keating and Lt. General Steven Blum participate in a press briefing on preparations for the 2006 hurricane season. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 23, 2006 -- Acting FEMA Director David Paulison (at Podium), (l-r)Secretary fo the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Under Secretary for Preparedness George Foresman, Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul McHale, Admiral Timothy Keating and Lt. General Steven Blum participate in a press briefing on preparations for the 2006 hurricane season.  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 -- 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, DC, May 24, 2006 -- Senate Hearing Chamber and R. David Paulison at his confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director position. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- Senate Hearing Chamber and R. David Paulison at his confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director position.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- R. David Paulison is photographed by a member of the local press corps as he waits in the Senate Hearing Chamber for the Senators to arrive. This is Mr. Paulison's confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director Position. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- R. David Paulison is photographed by a member of the local press corps as he waits in the Senate Hearing Chamber for the Senators to arrive.  This is Mr. Paulison's  confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director Position.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- R. David Paulison answers a question at his confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director Position. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- R. David Paulison answers a question at his confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director Position.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- R. David Paulison listens to a question at his confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director position. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, May 24, 2006 -- R. David Paulison listens to a question at his confirmation hearing for the FEMA Director position.  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 -- 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 D.C., June 8, 2006 -- David Paulison is sworn in as the new Director of FEMA as his wife, Kathy, holds the bible. Mr. Paulison is being sworn in by the Secretary of U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington D.C., June 8, 2006 -- David Paulison is sworn in as the new Director of FEMA as his wife, Kathy, holds the bible.  Mr. Paulison is being sworn in by the Secretary of U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

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, D.C., June 8,2006 -- The new Director of FEMA, R. David Paulison, addresses employees after having been sworn in by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington,  D.C., June 8,2006 -- The new Director of FEMA, R. David Paulison, addresses employees after having been sworn in by the Secretary of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 12, 2006 -- R. David Paulison, the Director of FEMA, swears in Glenn Cannon as Director of Response for FEMA. Holding the bible is Mrs. Cannon. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 12, 2006 -- R. David Paulison, the Director of FEMA, swears in Glenn Cannon as Director of Response for FEMA.  Holding the bible is Mrs. Cannon.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 15, 2006 -- FEMA Director R. David Paulison talks to medical personnel inside a FEMA NDMS (National Disaster Medical System) Mobile Medical Unit that is on display at FEMA's Safety & Health Fair presented by FEMA's Office of Occupational Safety & Health. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 15, 2006 -- FEMA Director R. David Paulison talks to medical personnel inside a FEMA NDMS (National Disaster Medical System) Mobile Medical Unit that is on display at FEMA's Safety & Health Fair presented by FEMA's Office of Occupational Safety & Health.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Damage Assessment Team examines private property that was damaged by 4 days of heavy rain and flood waters so they can make a disaster declaration recommendation. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Damage Assessment Team examines private property that was damaged by 4 days of heavy rain and flood waters so they can make a disaster declaration recommendation.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Damage Assessment Team at the site of damage to a rail road line. 4 days of heavy rain flooded creeks and damaged several roads and bridges in the area. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Damage Assessment Team at the site of damage to a rail road line.  4 days of heavy rain flooded creeks and damaged several roads and bridges in the area.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Damage Assessment Team examines rail road tracks that were damaged by 4 days of heavy rain and flood waters. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Damage Assessment Team examines rail road tracks that were damaged by 4 days of heavy rain and flood waters.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Damage Assessment Team examines property that was damaged by 4 days of heavy rain and floods so they can make a disaster declaration recommendation. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Federalsburg, MD, June 28, 2006 -- A FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Damage Assessment Team examines property that was damaged by 4 days of heavy rain and floods so they can make a disaster declaration recommendation.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 30, 2006 -- R. David Paulison, the Director of FEMA gives his opening remarks at the Mass Care Policy Seminar at Red Cross Headquarters. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 30, 2006 -- R. David Paulison, the Director of FEMA gives his opening remarks at the Mass Care Policy Seminar at Red Cross Headquarters.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC, June 29, 2006 -- FEMA Emergency Operations Center workers attend a telephone conference for an update on the FEMA Response to the flooding in the Northeast. Ceiling panels are missing and wires are coming out of the ceiling, the FEMA Emergency Operations Center upgrade is not quite finished. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, June 29, 2006 --  FEMA Emergency Operations Center workers attend a telephone conference for an update on the FEMA Response to the flooding in the Northeast.  Ceiling panels are missing and wires are coming out of the ceiling, the FEMA Emergency Operations Center upgrade is not quite finished.  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 -- Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director / Chief Operating Officer FEMA. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director / Chief Operating Officer FEMA.  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 -- John R. D'Araujo, Jr., Director of Recovery FEMA Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- John R. D'Araujo, Jr., Director of Recovery FEMA  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Charles L. Hopkins III, P.E., Director of the Office of National Security Coordination at FEMA. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Charles L. Hopkins III, P.E., Director of the Office of National Security Coordination at FEMA.  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 -- David I. Maurstad, Director of Mitigation and Federal Insurance Administrator for FEMA. Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- David I. Maurstad, Director of Mitigation and Federal Insurance Administrator for FEMA.  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Glenn Cannon, FEMA Director of Response at FEMA Headquaraters Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Glenn Cannon, FEMA Director of Response at FEMA Headquaraters   Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Steve Kempf, FEMA Region II Director (New York, NY) at FEMA Headquarters Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Steve Kempf, FEMA Region II Director (New York, NY) at FEMA Headquarters  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Deidre Lee, FEMA Deputy Director of Operations / Chief Acquisitions Officer at FEMA headquarters Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Deidre Lee, FEMA Deputy Director of Operations / Chief Acquisitions Officer at FEMA headquarters  Bill Koplitz/FEMA

Washington, DC -- Patricia G. Arcuri, Acting Director, FEMA Region III (Philadelphia, PA) at FEMA Headquarters FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Patricia G. Arcuri, Acting Director, FEMA Region III (Philadelphia, PA) 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 -- Mary Lynne Miller, Acting Director of FEMA Region IV (Atlanta, GA) at FEMA Headquarters FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC -- Mary Lynne Miller, Acting Director of FEMA Region IV (Atlanta, GA) 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, August 29, 2006 -- FEMA NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) operating on a 24/7 schedule as tropical storm Ernesto threatens South Florida. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 -- FEMA NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) operating on a 24/7 schedule as tropical storm Ernesto threatens South Florida.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 -- FEMA officials, including R. David Paulison the FEMA Director (table head, blue shirt) and Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director (white shirt, on Paulison's left) and other FEMA employees gather in the NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) conference room where they receive a (VTC) Video Teleconferece briefing on the preperations for the landfall of tropical storm Ernesto in Florida. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 -- FEMA officials, including R. David Paulison the FEMA Director (table head, blue shirt) and Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director (white shirt, on Paulison's left) and other FEMA employees gather in the NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) conference room where they receive a (VTC) Video Teleconferece briefing on the preperations for the landfall of tropical storm Ernesto in Florida.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 -- FEMA officials, including R. David Paulison the FEMA Director (table head, blue shirt), Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director (white shirt, to left of Paulison) and other FEMA employees gather in the NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) conference room where they receive a (VTC) Video Teleconferece briefing on the preperations for the landfall of tropical storm Ernesto in Florida. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 -- FEMA officials, including R. David Paulison the FEMA Director (table head, blue shirt), Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director (white shirt, to left of Paulison) and other FEMA employees gather in the NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) conference room where they receive a (VTC) Video Teleconferece briefing on the preperations for the landfall of tropical storm Ernesto in Florida.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 30, 2006 -- FEMA officials, including R. David Paulison the FEMA Director (table head, blue shirt), Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director (white shirt, to left of Paulison) and other FEMA employees gather in the NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) conference room where they receive a (VTC) Video Teleconferece briefing on the preperations for the landfall of tropical storm Ernesto in Florida. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 30, 2006 -- FEMA officials, including R. David Paulison the FEMA Director (table head, blue shirt), Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Director (white shirt, to left of Paulison) and other FEMA employees gather in the NRCC (National Response and Coordination Center) conference room where they receive a (VTC) Video Teleconferece briefing on the preperations for the landfall of tropical storm Ernesto in Florida.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 - Glenn Cannon, FEMA's Director of Response answers an interview question for a reporter at the FEMA Video Studio. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC, August 29, 2006 - Glenn Cannon, FEMA's Director of Response answers an interview question for a reporter at the FEMA Video Studio.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, DC. September 18, 2006. The Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force Delegation also took a tour of the FEMA Headquarters National Response Coordination Center to better understand disaster response coordination and how the Office of Public Affairs is an integral part of disaster management operations. FEMA Photo by Bill Koplitz.

Washington, DC. September 18, 2006.  The Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force Delegation also took a tour of  the FEMA Headquarters National Response Coordination Center to better understand disaster response coordination and how the Office of Public Affairs is an integral part of disaster management operations.  FEMA Photo by Bill Koplitz.

Washington, DC. -- September 18, 2006. Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force Delegation discuss some of the concepts regarding crisis communications and the importance of managing expectations thru media vehicles. FEMA Photo by Bill Koplitz.

Washington, DC. -- September 18, 2006.  Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force Delegation discuss some of the concepts regarding crisis communications and the importance of managing expectations thru media vehicles. FEMA Photo by Bill Koplitz.

Washington, DC. -- September 18, 2006. Stacie Greff, FEMA's Headquarters Strategic Communicator and the Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force Delegation listens to the interpreter explain about the different public affairs products released after a disaster strikes according to victims needs based on the briefing held at the moment. FEMA Photo by Bill Koplitz.

Washington, DC. -- September 18, 2006.  Stacie Greff, FEMA's Headquarters Strategic Communicator and the Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force Delegation listens to the interpreter explain about the different public affairs products released after a disaster strikes according to victims needs based on the briefing held at the moment.  FEMA Photo by Bill Koplitz.