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Briefing Date:02/23/2006
Topic:Structural Performance of the New Orleans Hurricane Protection System During Hurricane Katrina: Letter Report

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Academy of Engineering
and
National Research Council
Water Science and Technology Board
and
Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment
Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects

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Congressional Briefings
Thursday, February 23, 2006
2253 Rayburn House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.
724 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 2:00 p.m.
and
227 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.

and

Friday, February 24, 2006
1205 Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 10:00 a.m.

on

Structural Performance of the New Orleans
Hurricane Protection System During Hurricane Katrina:
Letter Report

This letter report is the first in a series of three reports from the Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects which was tasked to review the data, analyses, and conclusions reached by the Interagency Performance Evaluation Taskforce (IPET). The IPET, which is being led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is charged with providing credible and objective scientific and engineering answers regarding the performance of the New Orleans metropolitan hurricane protection system during and after Hurricane Katrina. The National Academies reports, the final of which will be completed in the fall, will be drafted and issued following the review of IPET’s reports, scheduled for January, March, and May of 2006.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 24, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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