Best Practices, Programs, and Accomplishments in Weapons of Mass Destruction Domestic Preparedness [open pdf - 719KB]
This report seeks to provide key information on the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP). The ODP has seen its program budget grow to over $604 million, an increase of $419 million, or nearly 226% since the Fiscal Year 2001 level. Congress has tasked the Office with numerous new responsibilities and additional missions in the fight to prepare the nation's first responders for terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. The ODP has carried this momentum forward, achieving tremendous success in a wide range of areas including implementation of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program, development of a State and Local Exercise Support Program, expansion of its training programs and development of new courses, and cooperative efforts with other Federal agencies engaged in domestic preparedness activities.