Alternate Title: HSPD 8: National Preparedness
Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 8, issued by President Bush on December 17, 2003, establishes policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies by requiring a national domestic all-hazards preparedness goal, establishing mechanisms for improved delivery of Federal preparedness assistance to State and local governments, and outlining actions to strengthen preparedness capabilities of Federal, State, and local entities.
HSPD 8; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/wcomp/index.html
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (December 22, 2003), v.39 n.51, p.1822-1826