"On March 31, 2005, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the Interim National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) and accompanying National Preparedness Guidance. The Goal establishes a vision for a National Preparedness System, and the National Preparedness Guidance provides an introduction to several of the key building blocks for that system, including the National Planning Scenarios, Universal Task List, Target Capabilities List, and seven National Priorities. DHS, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, is now providing follow-on guidance for use by States and Urban Areas to update their existing Homeland Security Strategies to ensure that they support the Goal and reflect the seven National Priorities. The intent of this update process is not to require an entirely new strategy, but rather to tailor and update, as appropriate, existing strategic goals and objectives to support the National Preparedness Goal, the seven National Priorities, local government concerns, and citizen preparedness efforts."
Office for Domestic Preparedness Information Bulletin No. 183; ODP Information Bulletin No. 183
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