Janet Napolitano, President Obama’s newly appointed secretary of Homeland Security, issued an “active directive”, ordering “an immediate review of what additional steps are needed to fully implement the 2006 post-Katrina emergency Management Reform Act,” the Times Picayune reports today. Napolitano isn’t wasting time, she wants an oral report by Feb. 9 and a final report on Feb. 23. The TP story also cites a short list for FEMA administrators, including retired Army Lt. General Russel Honore, who made a lasting impression on residents of the state for his effectiveness during the immediate recovery after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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