"The National Preparedness System outlines an organized process for the whole community to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness System integrates efforts across the five preparedness mission areas--Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery-- in order to achieve the goal of a secure and resilient Nation. The National Protection Framework, part of the National Preparedness System, sets the strategy and doctrine for how the whole community builds, sustains, and delivers the Protection core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal in an integrated manner with the other mission areas. This second edition of the National Protection Framework reflects the insights and lessons learned from real-world incidents and the implementation of the National Preparedness System."
Federal Emergency Management Administration: http://www.fema.gov/