"The Information Management Plan is the source document for information management, information exchange tools use, and key information management processes supporting the Hurricane Katrina operation. This document provides specific details to the USNORTHCOM Battle Staff Standard Operating Procedures dated 15 Nov 2004, section 6.5, Information Management. This IM plan will be updated as new information becomes availableInformation Management (IM) Plan for Hurricane Katrina 05: 1) Provides guidance to effectively apply personnel, procedures, training, and technology to exchange critical information supporting the Hurricane Katrina operation. 2) Supports command relationships and decision-making processes. 3) Supports primary IM roles and responsibilities. 4) Provides techniques to exchange critical information supporting Homeland Defense (HLD), Civil Support (CS)."