Accession Number : ADA195241

Title :   Does Military Assistance for Disaster Relief Require Joint Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gallivan, James J

PDF Url : ADA195241

Report Date : 16 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Military Assistance to Civil Authorities for disaster relief often requires responsiveness. The premise of federal assistance to state and local authorities is that it is supplemental. Once it has been determined that the assistance is appropriate, however, all talents should turn toward providing assistance as quickly as possible. Both international and domestic systems for tasking and reporting assistance are examined. Emphasis is on the systems used or proposed for the Continental United States. Systems and Organizational analyses are conducted to illustrate the nature of the inadequacies of the current system used to task and report. Special attention is paid to the difficulties of crossing procedural lines between services and the implications for compliance with recent legislation are examined. The paper concludes that procedures would be amenable to improvement by using automated communications systems, a joint regulation and authority source, and formatted messages.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY ASSISTANCE, *ORGANIZATIONS, AUTOMATION, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DOMESTIC, FORMATS, INTERNATIONAL, LEGISLATION, MESSAGE PROCESSING, METHODOLOGY, REGULATIONS, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE