Select Bipartisan Committee to 
Investigate the Preparation for and 
Response to Hurricane Katrina

Tom Davis, Chairman


Main | Committee Members | Documents Requested


A Failure of Initiative
The Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

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Cover
Executive Summary of Findings
Investigation Overview
Background
Pre-landfall Preparation and Katrina's Impact
Hurricane Pam
Levees
Evacuation
The National Framework for Emergency Management
FEMA Preparedness
Communications
Command and Control
The Military
Law Enforcement
Medical Care
Shelter and Housing
Logistics and Contracting
Charitable Organizations
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Glossary of Abbreviations
Appendix 2: HSOC Spot Report
Appendix 3: White House Document Review
Appendix 4: Emergency Grants to States
Appendix 5: Key Federal Law Enforcement Activities
Appendix 6: GAO Report
Appendix 7: DHS Response to GAO Report
Appendix 8: McKinney Supplement
Melancon - Jefferson Supplement

Supplement 1
Supplement 2
Supplement 3
Supplement 4
Supplement 5