"The 2012 National Preparedness Report (NPR) summarizes how prepared we are as a Nation. It focuses on five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. These mission areas organize the 31 core capabilities needed to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. The NPR identifies areas where the Nation has made significant progress, acknowledges remaining opportunities for improvement, and reinforces the important principles of national preparedness. The NPR focuses on threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to U.S. security and resilience. Risks include acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters. To develop the report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked with the whole community--including all levels of government, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, communities, and individuals. FEMA included recent, independent evaluations, surveys, and other data related to the core capabilities, as well as data from the 2011 State Preparedness Reports. All 56 U.S. states and territories conducted these statewide self-assessments of the core capabilities."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/