The web-based system is much cheaper than the making reservations by phone. Online fees cost about $7 to $10, while doing it offline costs about $30 to $37, or more than three times the cost.
The Public Intelligence blog, which posted the document on its website May 4, obtained it from the official site of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), who has long campaigned for better national standards for the rail transport of crude oil.
The Government Accountability Office didn't provide any recommendations in its report, but made several observations based on a review of 10 selected states.
The weather alert feature expands the app's existing functionality, which includes a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps that display shelters and disaster recovery centers, and safety tips for surviving disasters.
Home addresses of senior and former officials of the Homeland Security Department, FBI and other agencies were posted online allegedly by an unidentified right-wing extremist group, the news organization reported April 15.
A panel of federal magistrate judges overseeing Hurricane Sandy insurance disputes slammed a confidentiality agreement from insurance carriers that would have required homeowners to stop cooperating with state and federal probes into fraud allegations in exchange for a settlement, the International Business Times reported Feb. 25.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which helps the nation,communities and first responders prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters, would see a 8.7 percent jump – or nearly $1.06 billion – under the president's recently unveiled 2016 budget proposal.
The government watchdog said it's unclear whether Ohio effectively used federal Homeland Security grants because it didn't have adequate performance measures and accounting practices – and that might leave the state potentially ill-prepared in responding to disasters.
The Homeland Security Department's inspector general summarized 18 audits that were conducted on 13 states, four territories, and the District of Columbia in fiscal 2014. Collectively, they were awarded about $447 million in State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative grants by FEMA.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency may have provided $177 million in public assistance grants for damages related to 2004 and 2005 Florida hurricanes that a specific private insurance provider should have covered, the department watchdog recently found.