FEMA - hospital slang for Failed EneMA.
Zees never happened. I was never here.
Sorry, I don't have a coat. And I was never here.
Disaster relief org FEMA has admitted, conveniently on a Friday night, to accidentally leaking banking details and other personal information of 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors. The US government's Federal Emergency Management Agency picked the end-of-the-week bad-news dump time slot to let the public know that …
Republicans hate it because helping people in a disaster without making a profit is basically communism and anyway if their trailer park is flooded couldn't they just stay at their lake cottage for a while
Democrats hate is because it exits to give massive contracts to companies like Haliburton but then not actually deliver any help
<quote>Republicans hate it because helping people in a disaster without making a profit is
basically communism defined as socialism (which can not ever be tolerated) and anyway if their trailer park is flooded couldn't they just stay at their lake cottage for a while.</quote>
I've never understood how americans can quite happily pay into a communal pot for fire services and police services and not be charged for service of each individual incident. Yet universal healthcare is somehow of the devil.
"FEMA is no longer sharing unnecessary data with the contractor and has conducted a detailed review of the contractor’s information system."
That's hilarious! Put the ones that caused the mess in charge of reviewing the outfit that everything was leaked to.
Is FEMA run by one of presidiot Trump's really smart friends? You know, the friends that are almost smart as he is.
Data leaked to a contractor, contracted staff getting additional training, updated contracts; sounds like all actual FEMA employees do is manage contracts. Contractor systems are to meet federal privacy/security guidelines due to updated contracts, watching the horse gallop towards the sunset as you close the barn door. Are FEMA systems meeting these guidelines? We may never know if the situation is like that of the EPA where it's vulnerability assessment report has a gag order.
I am waiting for the underfunded IRS to reveal it has leaked all taxpayer info; tax IDs (aka SSNs), bank account info (for direct deposit of refunds), addresses, earnings, names of course, occupations, marital status, etc. Of course, certain records under audit scrutiny are better protected such as a certain NYC real estate mogul.
They might as well just say "oops, our bad" via twitter and go about doing whatever it was they were up to.
FEMA is a much maligned feral agency for its general incompetence at is supposed to its core mission. So another feral screwup is not surprising.
There are several standing jokes over here about emergency situations. One is to check how much plywood Home Depot and Lowe's (two very large hardware/lumber chains) are stocking up on. Also, they are very capable of moving a large amount of supplies to the affected area post disaster. Another is to check with Wally World about where they are stocking/sending emergency water and food supplies as they have a massive distribution system that is well known to move products quickly cross country. An interesting point, Lowe's, Home Depot, or Wally World never engage in price gouging (raising prices because of the emergency). The last in the Southeast is to call up the local Waffle House (a chain of 24 hr restaurants that never, ever close). If the local Awful Waffle does not answer or is not severing any food the situation is really bad and you have a crisis on your hands there. If they are serving a limited menu, things are rough but not an immediate crisis. If they are serving a full menu, there may be some local issues but overall the situation should be manageable.
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