Lieberman tells FEMA to centralize IT

FEMA can't manage its IT systems with an uncoordinated approach to building systems, senator says.

Tweeting tornado warnings a good idea despite limitations, bloggers say

Using Twitter to spread a disaster warning message has advantages and disadvantages, bloggers write.

QinetiQ continues FEMA, DHS integration services

QinetiQ North America has won a two-year option award worth up to $15.6 million to continue to provide Asset Tracking Services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Many federal blogs wither from neglect

Our Dying Blog List highlights those in critical condition. Help us add to it.

Five years after Katrina, government IT still feels storm's fury

Five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, the region continues to rebuild and the federal government is still trying to fix information technology-related problems that the storm and its aftermath exposed.

Seeking disaster relief? Who you gonna call?

FEMA chief architecture talks about DisasterAssistance.gov success stories at GTRA.

Northrop leads team to aid FEMA

Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide operational support for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional preparedness exercises under a 20-month, $5.5 million task order.

Agencies create Facebook pages for Deepwater and floods

FEMA and other federal agencies are establishing Facebook pages to help with disaster responses.

FEMA seeks social media contractor

Federal Emergency Management Agency issues a contract request for a media services company that can deliver information from disaster areas via social media and local media news outlets.

5 companies named to FEMA support contract

Unisys Corp. is one of five companies chosen to compete for task orders under FEMA’s $500 million Centralized Operations, Maintenance and Management Information Technology contract.

European communications companies make bid for U.S. sales

Two European communications companies are seeking to increase their share of the U.S. government market by touting the benefits of their videoconferencing and mobile satellite offerings.

Auditors: FEMA's contract files a mess

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is not following standard procedures for managing its contracting files, according to an audit released by DHS' inspector general.

SAIC to train FEMA emergency responders

SAIC has won a five-year Homeland Security Department training contract for FEMA that could be worth as much as $104 million.

Watchdog group questions FEMA appointment of contractor

Group alleges potential conflict of interest for former contractor who is now FEMA chief of staff.

CSC wins DHS contract for emergency communications

Computer Sciences Corp. will support the DHS program that gives priority to authorized users on emergency networks.

Auditors declare FEMA acquisition files a disaster

Private auditors could locate only eight of the 24 contracting files they requested in a recent review at the agency's headquarters.