When the Surge Capacity Force was activated in response to the recent hurricanes, OCPO employees answered the call! To date, eight members of the OCPO family are on SCF deployment to support FEMA. These individuals represent the best of OCPO. They have put aside the comforts of home to live under austere conditions in order to help their fellow citizens access critical services. Thanks to them, FEMA is better able to provide support that helps people recover from these disasters. On the home front, OCPO staff have also stepped up to help. For instance, staff from our Homeland Security Acquisition Institute worked hard to quickly identify Surge Capacity Force members who are also certified as contracting officer’s representatives. All OCPO employees are to be commended for their passion and compassion in support of disaster victims. I am proud of you all.