Improving NORTHCOM's DSCA Capabilities
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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As the Department of Defense s primary command for Defense Support to Civil Authorities, NORTHCOM faces significant challenges in meeting the DOD s requirements associated with DSCA operations. While only a decade old, NORTHCOM has had the opportunity to develop itself through hard lessons-learned in multiple large-scale DSCA operations. Severe response timelines, convoluted authorities, and complex conditions are the hallmark challenges of DSCA operations. In order for NORTHCOM to carry the torch for the Department of Defense in achieving its objectives of unity with state and federal agencies and preparedness to respond to a complex catastrophe, NORTHCOM must overcome these challenges and continue to increase its ability to command, deploy, and employ the nation s federal forces.
- Safety Engineering
- Civil Defense
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics