By Fear They Shall Rule
As revealed in previous work, the G7 leaders of countries agreed to establish GLOBAL SYSTEMS. Global Systems does not mean just the telecommunications network we call the Internet. Global Systems means internationally connected systems of “governance”. One of those systems is the Global Emergency Management Information Network Initiative (GEMINI).
When the G7 foreign ministers decided upon the pilot systems in 1995, they also decided which countries would be assigned to be the coordinator for which project. The United States was assigned the GEMINI system. No doubt that seemed like a logical choice because the U.S. had the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) to build upon.
“The ability to respond depends on community, national, and global information and resource networks“
Follow the History
Jimmy Carter, the freak president who came out of nowhere established FEMA as an agency to centralize response for civil defense and for disasters in 1979 by signing Executive Order 12127.
Executive Order 12148 was signed a few months later to add civil defense functions into FEMA’s portfolio. Note: Carter did some fast shuffles with the authority for telecommunications. George Washington University compiled a very handy list of executive orders pertaining to telecommunications.
In 1988, President George H.W. Bush made FEMA international as documented in FEMA’s own history of the agency.
Continuity of Bureaucracy
Jimmy Carter also pushed the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 which created the Senior Executive Service to ensure Continuity of Bureaucracy.
The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK shook the Nation with the emerging threat of domestic terrorism. In 1996, Congress passed the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act that reshaped the role of our Agency and other entities to further protect the public from terrorists. Earlier that year, President Clinton also raised our FEMA Director to cabinet-level status, signaling the importance of our disaster authority and responsibilities in response and recovery.
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With the threat and hazard landscape continuing to evolve, Congress also passed legislative reform to further advance disaster risk reduction. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 marked the first time in history that disaster management legislation placed a requirement on state and local governments to assess risk and plan for mitigation efforts as a condition of receiving Federal mitigation grant assistance.
Public Law 106-390
October 30, 2000
TITLE I—PREDISASTER HAZARD MITIGATION
(5) with a unified effort of economic incentives, awareness
and education, technical assistance, and demonstrated Federal
support, States and local governments (including Indian tribes)
will be able to—
(A) form effective community-based partnerships for
hazard mitigation purposes;