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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.

By: Finucane, Melissa L [author.].
Contributor(s): Clancy, Noreen [author.] | Knopman, Debra S [author.] | Willis, Henry H [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 57 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0833089366; 9780833089366.Subject(s): United States. Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force | Hurricane Sandy (2012) | Disaster relief -- Government policy -- United States | Hurricane Sandy, 2012 | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Biological Phenomena | Climatic Processes | Cyclonic Storms | Disasters | Ecological and Environmental Phenomena | Ecological and Environmental Processes | Economics | Environment and Public Health | Environment | Financial Management | Government Programs | Guidelines as Topic | Health Care Economics and Organizations | Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation | Health Care | Health Services Administration | Organization and Administration | Phenomena and Processes | Quality Assurance, Health Care | Quality of Health Care | Relief Work | Risk Management | Social Sciences | Social Welfare | Sociology | Disaster relief -- Government policy | NATURE -- Natural Disasters | Social Sciences | Social Welfare & Social Work - General | Social Welfare & Social Work | Cyclonic Storms | Relief Work | Government Programs | Guidelines as Topic | Risk Management | United States | United StatesGenre/Form: Evaluation Studies. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's infrastructure resilience guidelinesDDC classification: 363.34/9220974090512 Online resources: Digital version 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 Committee{u2019}s Subcommittee on Recovery and Mitigation, the RAND Corporation conducted an initial assessment of federal agencies{u2019} 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 pursuit{u2014}and not just in a disaster recovery context.
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"RR-841-DHS"--Page 4 of cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-57).

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 Committee{u2019}s Subcommittee on Recovery and Mitigation, the RAND Corporation conducted an initial assessment of federal agencies{u2019} 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 pursuit{u2014}and not just in a disaster recovery context.

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