The 2009 National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) Annual Operating Plan articulates the NPD's key goals and objectives, foundations for success, and the path for successfully carrying out NPD's initiatives over the next year. The Plan also articulates how the NPD goals and objectives link to FEMA's overarching goals and objectives. [...]. The NPD is responsible for leading America's efforts to enhance preparedness to prevent, protect from, respond to, and recover from disasters, natural and manmade. Through its programs and resources, the NPD has limited the impact of disasters by helping equip entities across the Nation with appropriate knowledge, skills, and capabilities. The NPD strives to achieve a Nation prepared through a comprehensive cycle of planning, organizing and equipping, training, exercising, and evaluating and improvement planning. The Preparedness Cycle provides a process for enhancing preparedness and the NPD provides the doctrine, programs, and resources to help entities implement the Cycle.
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