"This report marks the second iteration of the 'National Preparedness Report' (NPR). Required annually by 'Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness', the NPR summarizes national progress in building, sustaining, and delivering the 31 core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal ('the Goal'). The NPR presents an opportunity to reflect on the progress that whole community partners-including all levels of government, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, communities, and individuals-have made in strengthening national preparedness and to identify where preparedness gaps remain. While the inaugural 2012 NPR highlighted preparedness accomplishments in the decade since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the 2013 NPR focuses primarily on accomplishments either achieved or reported on during 2012. Each year the Nation faces a diverse set of threats and hazards that challenge collective security and resilience and confirm the need to enhance preparedness. 2012 was no exception, with a variety of events that required capabilities across the five mission areas outlined in the Goal-Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. Key events during 2012 included disruptions of potential terrorist attacks; responses to wildfires, hurricanes, and mass shootings; and ongoing management of several long-term recovery efforts."
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