Senator Wants Update on FEMA Contracts Ahead of Hurricane Season

Government Executive: The top Democrat on a key Senate oversight committee said she fears not enough has been done to reduce the use of noncompetitive contracts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ahead of the 2018 hurricane season.

Last year, FEMA came under scrutiny after a number of companies tapped to help with disaster relief during an unusually costly hurricane season were revealed to be ill-equipped to carry out their contracts, exposing weaknesses in the agency’s overall contracting process.

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