and shall provide guidance for national training and
exercise programs, to facilitate our ability to build and
sustain the capabilities defined in the national preparedness goal and evaluate progress toward meeting the
The national preparedness system shall include recommendations and guidance to support preparedness
planning for businesses, communities, families, and
The national preparedness system shall include a
comprehensive approach to assess national preparedness that uses consistent methodology to measure the
operational readiness of national capabilities at the time
of assessment, with clear, objective, and quantifiable
performance measures, against the target capability
levels identified in the national preparedness goal.
Building and sustaining preparedness
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate a comprehensive campaign to build and sustain
national preparedness, including public outreach and
community-based and private-sector programs to
enhance national resilience, the provision of Federal financial assistance, preparedness efforts by
the Federal Government, and national research and
National preparedness report
Within one year from the date of this directive, the
Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit the first
national preparedness report based on the national
preparedness goal to me, through the Assistant to
the President for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism. 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 Secretary shall submit the report annually
in sufficient time to allow it to inform the preparation
of my Administration’s budget.
Roles and responsibilities
The Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism shall periodically review
progress toward achieving the national preparedness goal.
The Secretary of Homeland Security is responsible
for coordinating the domestic all-hazards prepared-
ness efforts of all executive departments and agencies,
in consultation with State, local, tribal, and territo-
rial governments, nongovernmental organizations,
private-sector partners, and the general public; and for
developing the national preparedness goal.
The heads of all executive departments and agen-
cies with roles in prevention, protection, mitigation,
response, and recovery are responsible for national
preparedness efforts, including department-specific
operational plans, as needed, consistent with their statu-
tory roles and responsibilities.
Nothing in this directive is intended to alter or
impede the ability to carry out the authorities of
executive departments and agencies to perform their
responsibilities under law and consistent with applicable
legal authorities and other Presidential guidance. This
directive shall be implemented consistent with relevant authorities, including the Post-Katrina Emergency
Management Reform Act of 2006 and its assignment
of responsibilities with respect to the Administrator of
the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Nothing in this directive is intended to interfere
with the authority of the Attorney General or Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with regard
to the direction, conduct, control, planning, organization, equipment, training, exercises, or other activities
concerning domestic counterterrorism, intelligence,
and law enforcement activities.
Nothing in this directive shall limit the authority
of the Secretary of Defense with regard to the command and control, planning, organization, equipment,
training, exercises, employment, or other activities
of Department of Defense forces, or the allocation of
Department of Defense resources.
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.