Russ Knocke Quotes


22 Russ Knocke quotes:



"We're in the process of participating in a large after-action report. We're deeply committed to finding out what worked and didn't work, and apply those lessons learned going forward."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Virtually each of these claims fall short of reflecting the substantial work that has been done in securing America since 9/11."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: America Quotes
"There was a tremendous sense of urgency, ... We were mobilizing the greatest response to a disaster in the nation's history."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"hands-on experience [that] cannot be understated. Other leadership at FEMA brings particular skill sets -- policy management leadership, for example."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Example Quotes
"I would tell you it is hard to see how Mike can make that argument with a straight face after he testified he willfully kept the secretary and the department out of the loop."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Argument Quotes
"FEMA budgets have increased over the last couple of years and personnel numbers have held strong as well. There has always been a commitment to ensure the resources are there."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Budgets Quotes
"Out of an abundance of caution, there are a variety of reasons why the U.S. government would not want to disclose certain security measures and not make them available in the public domain for terrorists to exploit."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Caution Quotes
"I don't believe there is one critical error. They are going to be some missteps that were made by everyone involved."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Believe Quotes
"There is no known nexus to terror or criminal behavior. We believe this to be environmental."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"The intelligence community has not found any evidence to substantiate the threat information."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Community Quotes
"I'm not going to address a number of the issues we are discussing with Congress in the press. I'll just tell you that we are committed to strengthening work site enforcement."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"The Coast Guard and [the Customs Service] have the authority from a law enforcement perspective, and they have the assets?the guns and the boats?to ensure security at our ports."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"It is testament to the generosity of the American people - a lot of people wanted to contribute, ... But there is not really any way of knowing at this time if or whether individual offers were plugged into the response and recovery operation."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Generosity Quotes
"I don't believe there was a disconnect, ... You never get perfect intelligence, and in these situations there will always have to be a judgment call. We support his decision and respect his judgment."
"Our purpose is to push the security envelope overseas."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Purpose Quotes
"I completely disagree with the notion that race is a factor or that their socioeconomic status is at all a factor ... This is a catastrophe, ... We're here to save. We're here to help ... And we're going to be there to help recover."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Race Quotes
"I completely disagree with the notion that race is a factor or that their socioeconomic status is at all a factor ... This is a catastrophe. We're here to save. We're here to help ... And we're going to be there to help recover."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Race Quotes
"These were administrative, clerical and support functions."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Support Quotes
"It's no longer a situation where border security means just Border Patrol agents."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"We are making substantial progress in implementing several core management initiatives, including strategic management of human capital, competitive sourcing, improved financial performance, expanded electronic government and budget and performance integration."
Author: Knocke Quotes Category: Management Quotes



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