Branch Chief, Federal Branch
National Continuity Programs Directorate, FEMA
Mr. David Webb serves as the Chief of the Federal Branch within the Continuity of Operations Division, National Continuity Programs, at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He is responsible for Federal continuity policy, outreach, training, exercises and evaluations. He is responsible for the Eagle Horizon exercise series. Mr. Webb is a Master Continuity Practitioner and instructs continuity courses throughout the nation. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the Emergency Management Institute.
In 2005, Mr. Webb came to FEMA as the Program Support Branch Chief in the Integrated Public Alert and Warning (IPAWS) Division. He was instrumental in getting the congressionally mandated Warning Alert and Response Network (WARN) Act Commercial Mobile Alerting Service (CMAS) agreement coordinated with all major cellular providers and through the Federal Communications Commission process, allowing public alerts and warnings to be carried on cellular devices.
Mr. Webb served as a consultant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Continuity and Crisis Management. His duties included information technology training and facility management as well as test, training and exercise support for continuity programs within the Department of Defense (DOD). His also supported DOD response efforts during Hurricane Katrina.
After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Webb worked at FEMA as a Logistics Traffic Management Specialist moving disaster support equipment and supplies to support survivors. He supported disaster operations for September 11, 2001, in New York City and Washington D.C. and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He has supported more than 50 smaller disasters due to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and ice storms.
Mr. Webb retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service, serving as the Chief, Mobile Command and Control Operations Branch, Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. During his career he served in operations in Grenada, Chad, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Moldova. He supported disasters and humanitarian relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Southern Turkey, and Nicaragua.