submit a description of the national preparedness system to me, through
the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. The Secretary shall coordinate this effort with other executive
departments and agencies, and consult with State, local, tribal, and territorial governments, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public.
The national preparedness system shall be designed to help guide
the domestic efforts of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public to build and sustain the capabilities
outlined in the national preparedness goal. The national preparedness
system shall include guidance for planning, organization, equipment,
training, and exercises to build and maintain domestic capabilities. It
shall provide an all-of-Nation approach for building and sustaining a
cycle of preparedness activities over time.
The national preparedness system shall include a series of integrated national planning frameworks, covering prevention, protection,
mitigation, response, and recovery. The frameworks shall be built
upon scalable, flexible, and adaptable coordinating structures to align
key roles and responsibilities to deliver the necessary capabilities.
The frameworks shall be coordinated under a unified system with
a common terminology and approach, built around basic plans that
support the all-hazards approach to preparedness and functional or
incident annexes to describe any unique requirements for particular
threats or scenarios, as needed. Each framework shall describe how
actions taken in the framework are coordinated with relevant actions
described in the other frameworks across the preparedness spectrum.
The national preparedness system shall include an interagency
operational plan to support each national planning framework. Each
interagency operational plan shall include a more detailed concept of
operations; description of critical tasks and responsibilities; detailed
resource, personnel, and sourcing requirements; and specific provisions for the rapid integration of resources and personnel.
All executive departments and agencies with roles in the national
planning frameworks shall develop department-level operational
plans to support the interagency operational plans, as needed. Each
national planning framework shall include guidance to support corresponding planning for State, local, tribal, and territorial governments.
The national preparedness system shall include resource guidance,
such as arrangements enabling the ability to share personnel. It shall
provide equipment guidance aimed at nationwide interoperability;
The national preparedness goal shall be informed by the risk
of specific threats and vulnerabilities—taking into account
regional variations—and include concrete, measurable, and
prioritized objectives to mitigate that risk.
Our national preparedness
is the shared responsibility
of all levels of government,
the private and nonprofit
sectors, and individual
citizens. Everyone can
contribute to safeguarding
the Nation from harm. As
such, while this directive
is intended to galvanize
action by the Federal
Government, it is also
aimed at facilitating
an integrated, all-of-Nation, capabilities-based
approach to preparedness.