- FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com -

FEMA says it can’t show return on $29 billion in spending | Washington Examiner

Posted By MB Snow On October 28, 2009 @ 2:02 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

10/27/09 4:38 PM EDT

FEMA says it can’t show return on $29 billion in spending

By: MARK TAPSCOTT

Editorial Page Editor

Federal Emergency Management Agency deputy administrator Timothy Manning told a congressional panel today that his organization had spent $5 million during the last 18 months reviewing how it spent $29 billion since 2002, but still doesn’t know what it got for the money.

Testifying before the House Homeland Security Emergency Communications subcommittee, Manning said he is confident the $29 billion was well-spent but “existing data tells us very little about the return on investment.”

In response, subcommittee chairman Rep. Henry Ceullar, D-TX said: “Free advice: For $5 million, I think we can do better,” according to Congress Daily’s Terry Kivlan.

via FEMA says it can’t show return on $29 billion in spending | Washington Examiner .


Article printed from FrontPage Magazine: http://www.frontpagemag.com

URL to article: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2009/mb-snow/fema-says-it-can%e2%80%99t-show-return-on-29-billion-in-spending-washington-examiner/

Copyright © 2009 FrontPage Magazine. All rights reserved.