Category Archives: Sinews of Preparedness

PPD-8 One year later?


On March 30, 2011 the President signed and issued PPD-8!  A VLG edited and highlighted text is set forth below: VLG EDITED VERSION OF PPD#8 Edits designed for clarity April 8, 2011 THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON March 30, 2011 PRESIDENTIAL … Continue reading

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The Annual Preparedness Report


PKEMRA 2006 fully effective March 31, 2007, mandates an annual report on the status of Preparedness in the USA to be issued by FEMA. In January 2009 before departing the Bush Administration issued the first report pursuant to this requirement. … Continue reading

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BLOOD!


Another fine by FDA of the American Red Cross: Timeline: A History of Red Cross Blood Penalties Since the revocation of DMO-4 by FEMA in early 90’s HHS has yet to issue replacement under E.O. 12919!

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Sinews of Preparedness–HEALTH PREPAREDNESS & RESILIENCE!


THANKS TO A BRITISH em BLOGGER FOR THE LINK TO THE REPORT BELOW: In December the Robert Woods Johnson foundation published the report below: http://healthyamericans.org/report/92/ Its conclusions should not be unexpected. Health preparedness in rapid decline for several reasons. Please … Continue reading

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Domestic Crisis Response Plan Integration!


After 1991 I worked on an off officially and unofficially to assist in integrating the various plans that FEMA has signed on to or was responsible for development, implementation, and operations.   In the General Counsel’s office I can categorically state … Continue reading

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The Definitions in PPD-8


Answering the question at the end of the previous post, PPD-8 defines MITIGATION and other terms and these are made mandatory throughout the federal government. No death penalty for violation of course. I have long suggested a separate budget code … Continue reading

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CRS on PPD-8


CRS [Congressional Research Service] has produced a very very useful new report on Presidential Policy Directive 8 issued last spring. “Presidential Policy Directive 8 and the National Preparedness System: Background and Issues for Congress,” October 21, 2011

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