A Primer on a Domestic Catastrophic Disaster Response for the Joint Logistics Enterprise
Center for Naval Analyses Arlington United States
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Responses to a U.S. catastrophic disaster involve a variety of organizations acting in complex environments. When the disaster occurs in the United States, responding agencies may include the local, state, and federal governments, nongovernmental organizations, international aid organizations, and the private sector. Responders support involves and requires significant logistics, and their collective logistical components are referred to as the Joint Logistics Enterprise JLEnt. While a cohesive effort by the JLEnt agencies is essential for an effective response, the diversity of agencies roles, capabilities, and modes of operation complicates response efforts. This primer provides an overview of the roles of common response agencies in a continental U.S. catastrophic disaster response effort.
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