A news report out today says that the Inspector General of DHS, Richard L. Skinner, will keep tabs on the FEMA contracting bonanza to make sure there's no funny-business.
A quick perusal of his bio at the DHS website shows at least no obvious signs of cronydom. Before coming to DHS, says the bio, "Mr. Skinner was with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he served as the Acting Inspector General (October 2002 - February 2003) and Deputy Inspector General ( April 1996 - September 2002). From June 1991 to March 1996, Mr. Skinner served at FEMA OIG as the Assistant Inspector General for Audits."
Not definitive certainly, but shows at least that he worked in what is or should be a professional position under Bush I and Clinton.
On the other hand, word has been out for years now that DHS is a mess of insiderism and mismanagement. So his ability to intervene may be limited.