Presidential Policy Directive 8

Earlier this month, ASDWA’s Security Notes posted information about the new Presidential Policy Directive 8 that updated and replaced HSPD 8 on National Preparedness.  You can now read the complete Policy Directive on the DHS website at:

Citing the Directive’s opening paragraph…”This directive is aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters. Our national preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens. Everyone can contribute to safeguarding the Nation from harm. As such, while this directive is intended to galvanize action by the Federal Government, it is also aimed at facilitating an integrated, all-of-Nation, capabilities-based approach to preparedness.”


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