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Author Finucane, Melissa L., author.

Title The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's infrastructure resilience guidelines : an initial assessment of implementation by federal agencies / Melissa L. Finucane, Noreen Clancy, Henry H. Willis, Debra Knopman.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2014]
2014

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 57 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "Prepared for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
"RR-841-DHS"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-57).
Note Print version record.
Summary In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States, devastating communities across the region. This disaster motivated the federal government to examine how it might improve community and infrastructure resilience so that communities are better prepared for existing and future threats, including those exacerbated by climate change. To ensure that federal agencies incorporate key principles of resilience into their formulation, evaluation, and prioritization of infrastructure investments related to Sandy rebuilding, the Presidential Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force developed its Infrastructure Resilience Guidelines in the spring and summer of 2013. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Interagency Policy Committees Subcommittee on Recovery and Mitigation, the RAND Corporation conducted an initial assessment of federal agencies implementation of the guidelines. The main goal of this study was to identify the lessons learned from the opportunities and challenges encountered when implementing the guidelines. Researchers conducted semistructured interviews of 67 individuals employed by federal, state, and local government agencies and departments and nongovernmental organizations. An analysis of the interview notes and other documents provided information on different approaches to implementing the guidelines, the opportunities or challenges encountered during implementation, and whether the guidelines would be feasible to implement in nonrecovery environments. Overall, the guidelines were viewed as reflecting worthy resiliency principles that merit broader pursuitand not just in a disaster recovery context.
Language English.
Subject United States. Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.
Hurricane Sandy, 2012.
Disaster relief -- Government policy -- United States.
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
Disaster relief -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00894745
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Social Welfare & Social Work.
Social Sciences.
Social Welfare & Social Work - General.
Cyclonic Storms.
Relief Work.
Government Programs.
Risk Management.
Guidelines as Topic.
United States.
Hurricane Sandy (2012) (OCoLC)fst01896399
Chronological Term 2012
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Evaluation Study.
Added Author Clancy, Noreen, author.
Willis, Henry H., author.
Knopman, Debra S., author.
Other Form: Print version: Finucane, Melissa L. Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's infrastructure resilience guidelines 9780833088260 (OCoLC)898529274
ISBN 9780833089366 (electronic bk.)
0833089366 (electronic bk.)
9780833088260
0833088262
Standard No. AU@ 000060835550
GBVCP 1008663670

 
    
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