"The 2018 'National Preparedness Report' provides an overview of key developments in national preparedness--incorporating findings and lessons learned from incidents in 2017 in combination with data and inputs from federal interagency and whole community partners. The report evaluates and measures progress in building, sustaining, and delivering five selected core capabilities that have faced emerging and persistent challenges. Refining the scope of the 2018 edition of the report to focus on these challenging elements concentrates the discussion on what the whole community--including individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and all levels of government-- needs to address to increase the Nation's preparedness. The in-depth assessment of the targeted areas provided in this report will be particularly important in the years to come, as the Nation looks to address long-term trends that will influence national preparedness--including rising disaster costs, new technology, an older and more diverse population, and evolving threats such as cybersecurity."
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/