By Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Garrett Riba
This record examines the catastrophe resilience efforts of the administrative and legislative branches of presidency and public-private partnerships. Its concepts are the manufactured from a sequence of dialogues hosted by means of the CSIS place of origin defense and Counterterrorism software and the Irene W. and C.B. Pennington beginning. Reflecting suggestions, findings, and viewpoints gleaned from the sequence, the authors supply assistance for officers who intend to make development in bolstering making plans, partnerships, and functions to handle the true, localized, and sometimes devastating results of normal mess ups.
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Legislative Modifications FINDING #6: MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO DISASTER LEGISLATION OCCUR AFTER A LARGE-SCALE DOMESTIC CATASTROPHE. The most recent large-scale disaster reform effort occurred after Hurricane Katrina. The findings of the subsequent investigative bipartisan committee led to PKEMRA, which resulted in considerable changes to the federal system of emergency management. Several years later, Congress responded to Hurricane Sandy by authorizing additional improvements to the federal disaster response.
4 Given the increasing frequency and magnitude of disasters, the participation of each stakeholder in achieving resilience throughout each stage in the emergency management cycle has become vitally important. Additionally, as budgets continue to stagnate or shrink, finding efficient, cost-saving solutions has become a priority among all organizations involved. The development of multiple funding streams from the public and private sectors has emerged as an attractive and mutually beneficial option to ensure sustainability of efforts.
At the national level, Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (PPD-8) guides efforts to improve collection, analysis, and distribution of disaster resilience data and information. 1, directly affect how communities improve and validate their capabilities. Communities seeking federal emergency management and homeland security grants must complete a Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) in order to be considered for these funds. 4 FINDING #1: DHS HAS NOT DEVELOPED STANDARD, QUANTIFIABLE READINESS AND PERFORMANCE METRICS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO IDENTIFY GAPS AND ASSESS NEEDS FOR DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCE.
Achieving Disaster Resilience in U.S. Communities. Executive Branch, Congressional, and Private-Sector Efforts by Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Garrett Riba