Executive Briefing with Brock Long, FEMA Administrator

On June 5th, Council members were briefed by Brock Long, the Administrator of FEMA, on its new Strategic Plan and his vision for the agency. During the event, Administrator Long highlighted the challenges associated with trying to reduce the complexity of FEMA, and to become an agency that focuses only on truly catastrophic disasters. He stressed the following needs: how to modernize broken IT systems; operationalize big data; streamline the grant process and improve the disaster experience for victims; and push for individuals and cities to have insurance to ensure the ability to recover from disasters. We thank IBM for hosting this special discussion!