Policies and Philosophy of Disaster Management

Discuss preparedness, response, mitigation, recovery, and resiliency that constitute the critical cycles of any and all disasters.

The American government has seldom been able to get ahead of major disasters. Define the meaning and function of each element of a disaster. Detail and discuss the levels of administrative cooperation or mismanagement at each of the critical elements of a disaster. Detail and discuss the alteration the American government has made in terms of policies and philosophy of disaster management since 1917. Your answer should include policy shifts regarding citizen preparedness, alterations of administrative processes, and laws enacted by Congress and the executive branch.