Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8: Working Draft-National Prevention Framework, Review Package [open pdf - 303KB]
"The National Prevention Framework (Framework) describes what the whole community-- from observant citizens to senior leaders in government--must do upon discovery of intelligence or information regarding an imminent threat to the homeland in order to thwart an initial or follow-on terrorist attack. Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) was designed to establish a capability-based level of national preparedness against all threats and hazards from prevention through recovery. PPD-8 directs 'systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.' In particular, PPD-8 directs the development of a National Prevention Framework to prevent 'imminent' terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. The Framework helps achieve the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation that is optimally prepared to prevent an imminent terrorist attack within the United States. This Framework applies to leaders and practitioners at all levels of government; private- and non-profit sector partners; and individuals. The Framework will benefit the whole community by: 1) Providing guidance to prevent, avoid, or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism. 2) Aligning key roles and responsibilities to deliver Prevention capabilities in time-sensitive situations. 3) Describing coordinating structures that enable all stakeholders to work together. 4) Laying the foundation for further operational coordination and planning that will synchronize Prevention efforts within the whole community and across the protection, mitigation, response, and recovery focus areas."
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