This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fact sheet provides information on the Task Force for Emergency Readiness (TFER) pilot program. It also presents the organization, duration and evaluation of TFER. "The TFER initiative centers on the creation and employment of a dedicated planning team, which will be formed around a set of highly-skilled planners with strong backgrounds in state or regional catastrophic preparedness planning, National Guard civil-military support operations, and Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA). The goal of the pilot is to assess the viability of the initiative to strengthen integrated state and federal planning [...]"
United States Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/