Strengthen, Prepare, Respond: The Interagency Board FY 2012 Annual Report   [open pdf - 25MB]

"The IAB [InterAgency Board] is a voluntary, collaborative panel of emergency preparedness and response practitioners from a wide array of professional disciplines that represent all levels of government and the voluntary sector. The IAB provides a structured forum for the exchange of ideas among operational, technical, and support organizations to improve national preparedness and promote interoperability and compatibility among local, state, and federal response communities. Based on direct field experience, IAB members advocate for and assist with the development and implementation of performance criteria, standards, test protocols, and technical, operating, and training requirements for all-hazards incident response equipment with a special emphasis on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) issues. The IAB also informs broader emergency preparedness and response policy, doctrine, and practice. [...] The IAB seeks to be the source for emergency responder insight about any policy, doctrine, practice, standard, research and development program, or training and exercise program that affects interoperability, compatibility, and standardization. The IAB will continue to be a trusted, authoritative, representative, and valid repository of field perspective, operational knowledge, and technical expertise."

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