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FEMA Releases 2012 National Preparedness Report

FEMA LogoPresidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) describes the Nation’s approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The Directive requires a National Preparedness Report (NPR), an annual report summarizing the progress made toward building, sustaining, and delivering the 31 core capabilities described in the National Preparedness Goal. "The NPR identifies areas where the Nation has made significant progress, acknowledges remaining opportunities for improvement, and reinforces the important principles of national preparedness. The NPR focuses on threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to U.S. security and resilience. Risks include acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters. To develop the report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked with the whole community—including all levels of government, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, communities, and individuals. FEMA included recent, independent evaluations, surveys, and other data related to the core capabilities, as well as data from the 2011 State Preparedness Reports. All 56 U.S. states and territories conducted these statewide self-assessments of the core capabilities." The full report can be found here A fact sheet summarizing the report can be found here