Disasters, Strategies and Ideas Group, LLC (DSI) is an Emergency Management and Homeland Security Services consulting firm with a solid history of outstanding performance.

DSI was established by former North Carolina and Florida Emergency Management Director Joe Myers in 2003 to provide emergency management services to state, local and federal agencies. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, DSI serves Florida and the Southeast with a team of professionals that is expert in all aspects of homeland security and emergency management, with our primary focus being disaster recovery grant management services.

DSI is one of the nation’s leading firms for the processing of FEMA Direct Administrative Costs (DAC). Since 2012, we have processed over $22 million in reimbursable expenses using our self-developed DAC processing platform, which we believe is the most effective system in the nation, and the same system for tracking DAC costs could be put to use for any State, County, City or any Sub-recipient. DSI’s executive staff has hundreds of years of experience and stands ready to provide expert consulting services for all five phases of emergency management.


DSI and its employees have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Disaster Recovery Grant Management

  • Emergency Management Training & Exercises

  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning

  • Response & Recovery Operations Support

  • Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Training & Exercises

  • FEMA Public Assistance Program

  • FEMA Direct Administrative Costs (DAC) Management

  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program

  • FEMA Individual Assistance Program

  • FEMA Appeals

  • Financial Analysis & Auditing

  • Operational & Performance Reviews

  • Program Development & Consulting 

  • Continuity of Operations Planning


DSI tailors each of its client solutions individually and focuses on innovation.

DSI is prepared to work with clients to ensure any planned tasks are completed effectively. We offer an integrated approach to project solutions that builds value for clients. For instance, DSI was the emergency management pioneer in all-inclusive hourly billing, a practice now adopted by most jurisdictions and agencies. We are also one of the nation’s leading processors of Direct Administrative Costs and have assisted with the submission of more Category Z Appeals than any other consultant in the nation.


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