Posted by: Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness
FEMA and its partners are seeking your input on four working drafts of the National Planning Frameworks, and the initial draft of the Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan, which are part of Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness. PPD-8 is a policy directive that asks federal agencies to work with the whole community—including all levels of government, individuals and communities, businesses, nonprofit and faith-based organizations—to work together to improve national preparedness.
As an element of the implementation of PPD-8, the National Frameworks, focusing on Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery, clearly define key preparedness roles and responsibilities for the entire community.
Through ongoing engagement efforts which include the use of our online collaboration tool, webinars and workshops, we have been able to complete working draft documents. We are currently focusing on revising the National Response Framework and developing the Prevention, Protection and Mitigation Frameworks. As each of these products are made final, federal interagency operational plans will be developed to provide guidance across the federal government to successfully implement the Frameworks.
The final National Disaster Recovery Framework was released in September 2011, and reflects input gathered through extensive outreach with more than 600 stakeholders representing federal, state, local and tribal governments, as well as public and private organizations. Since the release, forums have been held across the country to support development of the initial draft of the Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan.
Over the course of the next 30 days, stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide additional input to the drafts of these Frameworks and the initial draft of the Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plan. The period will end on April 2, 2012.
Please visit www.fema.gov/ppd8 to view the working drafts of these documents and submit your input using the accompanying matrix.
There continues to be a variety of opportunities to engage in the development of the frameworks through webinars, in-person workshops and through an online collaboration tool. Information on these opportunities can also be found at www.fema.gov/ppd8.
This engagement is another opportunity to ensure broad participation in the implementation of PPD-8. With your help, FEMA and its partners have already created the National Preparedness Goal, which sets the vision for building a more resilient and secure Nation, and a National Preparedness System description, which identifies the programs, processes and tools for achieving that vision. We are also reviewing and incorporating stakeholder input to the National Preparedness Report, due to the White House by March 30, 2012. You can track our progress at www.fema.gov/ppd8.
Thank you for your continued input and support. Together, we can make the Nation more resilient and secure.