Accession Number:

ADA488801

Title:

Improving the Current DHS Capabilities Framework

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

The events of 911 caused the United States to look closely at current response and recovery mechanisms used by federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Federal efforts resulted in several directives to guide the development of these mechanisms. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 HSPD 8 and its corresponding National Preparedness Goal NPG set the stage for a coordinated system of capability development outlining 37 target capabilities. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of this guidance was hampered by several incongruities and conflicting efforts with other similar federal initiatives. The work of Davis and Caudle shows that these capability initiatives are inappropriately designed and not formulated by true collaboration. This lack of collaboration and partnership has provided a recipe for top-down federally directed initiatives and has led to the following questions How do partners develop a coordinated capability framework when federal principles and guidance are not coordinated with the implementers and create development incongruities How do partners identify the necessary capabilities to be developed What process should be used to develop applicable jurisdictional capabilities What process should be used to identify a national set of capabilities and Is the current capability development framework adequate to achieve the intended outcomes

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE