The National Preparedness System: Issues in the 109th Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The national preparedness system NPS under development within the Department of Homeland Security DHS holds significant implications for the operations and priorities of homeland security officials, emergency managers, and first responders. The NPS documents and the procedures issued in 2004 and 2005 will guide federal funding allocation decisions, direct federal and non-federal efforts to build emergency response capabilities, establish the means by which homeland security priorities will be set, and save lives and property when catastrophes occur. Work on the NPS stems from authority set out in the Homeland Security Act of 2002 P.L. 107-296, the DHS appropriations legislation for FY2005 P.L. 108-334, and executive directives issued by President Bush.
- Administration and Management
- Civil Defense