Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The National Incident Management System

I don't usually compliment the Bush administration on anything, but I do like the National Incident Management System (NIMS) that is now mandated for disaster response under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5). Although I don't know why we need HSPD's in the first place. Could we just have regular CFR regulations or an executive order?

Anyway, HSPD 5 reads is "[t]o prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies, the United States Government shall establish a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management... to ensure that all levels of government... have the capability to work efficiently and effectively together, using a national approach to domestic incident management... crisis management and consequence management [is] a single, integrated function, rather than as two separate functions." |HSPD 5(3)|

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