White House Katrina report highlights
Generally the recommendations call for streamlining, better communication, better coordination, better use of federal resources. Includes a hurricane education program for schools.
Complete report here.
This is how the AP led the story:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House cited failures by the Homeland Security Department and other agencies in planning, communications and leadership in a report on Hurricane Katrina Thursday and proposed a broad reworking of how the government would respond to the next catastrophe.
The 228-page report by White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend urges changes in 11 key areas - mainly in better disaster relief coordination among federal agencies - before the next hurricane season begins June 1. The White House study took a softer approach than a scathing House report issued last week, focusing on proposals to fix problems without singling out any individuals for blame.