"The Federal Preparedness Report (FPR) provides a snapshot of the state of preparedness in the United States at the end of Fiscal Year 2007. This Report is the first comprehensive review of the combined preparedness efforts of Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial homeland security partners over the past five years. As directed by Section 652(a) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA), Public Law 109-295-the goal of this Report is to provide a review of national preparedness. This FPR is the first in a series of annual preparedness reports that sets a baseline for future assessments by using lessons learned to institutionalize analytical and data collection processes necessary for routine reporting on all aspects of the national preparedness system. For example, because of limited availability of data, many of the analyses in this edition of the FPR focus on the outputs of homeland security partner programs. Future versions will highlight the practical outcomes-the tangible effects that occur on the ground. In subsequent editions, FEMA will also integrate the products of initiatives such as the State Preparedness Reports (SPRs) and the Catastrophic Resource Report into a unified presentation of preparedness called the National Preparedness Report. Finally, FEMA is also working with Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial partners to develop the next version of the Target Capabilities List (TCL)."
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/