This document includes solely the Executive Summary taken from the full version of the "2020 National Preparedness Report." From the Executive Summary: "The National Preparedness Report (NPR) summarizes the progress made, and challenges that remain, in building and sustaining the capabilities needed to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats, hazards, and incidents that pose the greatest risk to the Nation. As a requirement of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA) of 2006, and as a key element of the National Preparedness System, this annual report offers all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public practical insights into preparedness that support decisions about program priorities, resource allocation, and actions that can create more resilient communities. The NPR includes analysis based on data available as of December 31, 2019, that helps decision-makers understand the risks facing the Nation and the country's ability to address those risks. Additionally, the report includes content that can inspire action and identify areas of focus. The report provides an annual picture of the risks the Nation faces; the capabilities the Nation has--and needs--to prepare for those risks; and data-driven analysis of current, critical considerations in emergency management. Catastrophic risks will truly stress national resources and should not be confused with incidents that may result in regional impacts only. Systemic risks affect interconnected systems, such as cybersecurity threats or impacts to established supply chains."
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