As mandated by Congress, the White House has delivered the nation's first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR), defining homeland security for the first time as including hazards beyond terrorism, in a strategic document intended to drive long-term budget decisions. READ MORE
The QHSR lists five missions, backed by 14 specific goals: preventing terrorism and enhancing security, particularly against chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological threats; securing U.S. borders; enforcing the nation's immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring resilience to disasters.
Mission 5 is defined as "Ensuring Resilience to Disasters". The strategic aims and objectives for ensuring resilience to disasters are grounded in the four traditional elements of emergency management: hazard mitigation, enhanced preparedness, effective emergency response, and rapid recovery. Together, these elements will help create a Nation that understands the hazards and risks we face, is prepared for disasters, and can withstand and rapidly and effectively recover from the disruptions they cause.Download report (.pdf)...