Private Sector Partners,
Thank you to those who were able to take the time to review and provide comments on the National Preparedness Goal. We are pleased to announce the release of the first edition of the document, which is available for download at http://www.fema.gov/PPD8. The National Preparedness Goal is the first deliverable called for by Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8 and was signed by the Secretary of Homeland Security on September 23, 2011.
The National Preparedness Goal sets the vision for preparedness nationwide and identifies the core capabilities and capability targets necessary to achieve that vision across the five mission areas: prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.
The first edition of the National Preparedness Goal builds extensively on prior work of various stakeholder groups from around the nation, draws upon lessons learned from past large-scale and catastrophic events and represents input from preparedness partners from all levels of government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and individuals. The input and ideas developed through working groups, outreach sessions, targeted engagement efforts and a two-week national review period was critical to shaping this document.
We will be informing you in the coming weeks of additional opportunities to provide input on the development of other related deliverables, including the National Preparedness System description which is due November 24, 2011. We are building a national dialogue regarding these deliverables and as such, we encourage you to share this information with your networks. Please direct any questions to PPD8-Engagement@fema.dhs.gov.
Thank you all very much for what you do.
FEMA Private Sector Division