Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New GSA Office for Emergency Response

Federal Computer Week reports on the General Services Administration's new, centralized office for emergency response:

Emergency workers who need General Services Administration services in fast-moving disasters have a new resource. GSA announced today that it has consolidated its emergency procurement services into a new Office of Emergency Response and Recovery (OERR).

The office puts all of GSA's emergency resources into one central office for first responders, emergency workers and recovery teams.
In the National Response Plan, GSA is the coordinating agency for Emergency Support Function (ESF) #7 - Resource Support. This includes:
  • Emergency relief supplies
  • Facility space
  • Office equipment
  • Office supplies
  • Telecommunications
  • Contracting services
  • Transportation services (in coordination with ESF #1 – Transportation)
  • Security services
  • Personnel required to support immediate response activities

No comments: