There are other resources available to the gov, as well, that he should be calling up, like the Civil Air Patrol, that can provide Comms and recon from the air.
Plenty of the civilian volunteers would likely show up if called on “the Militia”, as well.
He can ask, but that will put another FedGov asset in place whose bread is buttered directly by DHS and DoD.
Correct and it should be done. Push the failure into the face of Obama. Sue the Feds for the funding.