Strengthen, Prepare, Respond: The Interagency Board FY 2016 Annual Report   [open pdf - 25MB]

"The IAB's [InterAgency Board] mission is to strengthen the Nation's ability to prepare for and to respond safely and effectively to emergencies, disasters, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) incidents. Today, this mission is more complex than in the early days of the IAB. Attacks on police, civil unrest, wildfires, and widespread addiction were not as prominent then as they are now. These incidents have significant impacts on our communities and tax public safety resources. Incidents today routinely cross disciplinary lines and have raised citizens' expectations of local, state, and federal response capabilities. Public safety responses to local incidents now include emergency management, public health, and state and federal partners in addition to police, fire, and emergency medical services. Assets such as the National Guard Civil Support Teams, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are increasingly integrated into local planning meetings. Additionally, our Nation's Fusion Centers are routinely involved in intelligence sharing with local partners. Interagency cooperation across all tiers of response is vital as we all work in a common mission space."

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