An extensive Federal policy framework has been created to substantially improve preparedness and resilience at all levels in the face of hazards and disasters of all types.
Regional development organizations should be familiar with this framework as it determines the priorities, funding, and activities of the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA as well as other Federal departments and agencies such as HUD, EPA, and EDA.
The Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8) on National Preparedness, issued in March 2011, set out the Nation’s approach for strengthening the security and resilience of the United States should acts of terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics, or catastrophic natural disasters occur. PPD-8 called for the development of a national preparedness goal and a national preparedness system to guide actions to achieve the goal.
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