FEMA Administrator Brock Long announced his resignation yesterday, noting that Deputy Administrator Peter Gaynor, the former director of Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency, would serve as acting administrator. Since he began his tenure in June 2017, Long led FEMA through very active hurricane and wildfire seasons, released the agency’s Strategic Plan, and worked with Congress on the passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that Long “has admirable led the men and women of FEMA during very difficult, historic and complex times.” Neither Long nor Nielsen disclosed when his last day would be in their statements. Read the article at Homeland Security Today and the press release from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
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