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Center for Emergency Management Operations

CNA’s Center for Emergency Management Operations helps our clients develop and implement prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery programs to improve emergency management systems.

Supply Chain Resilience

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Partnership

For over 20 years, CNA has provided FEMA with our experience, perspective, data-driven analysis, and resources to improve emergency management across all jurisdictional levels and disciplines.

Independent Assessment of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

CNA conducted the PA assessment to determine if the PA National Delivery Model and the establishment of the Consolidated Resource Centers were meeting the original design intent from 2017 to standardize PA Program delivery; increase accuracy, efficiency, and simplicity; and improve timeliness and accessibility for processing grants for states, localities, Tribal Nations, and territories (SLTT).  A contract to conduct the assessment was secured in early 2022.

The resulting independent report will aid in meeting FEMA’s commitment to simplify and streamline program requirements, reduce the burden on stakeholders/applicants and expand access to PA grant funding.


Jason McNamara, Director
Dawn Thomas, Co-Director
James Baney, Chief Scientist