Department of Homeland Security. Office for Domestic Preparedness Overview Briefing. National Governors Association March 13, 2003. Andrew T. Mitchell Acting Director. Strategic Direction National Strategy for Homeland Security. Build a national training and evaluation system.
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Office for Domestic Preparedness
National Governors Association
March 13, 2003
Andrew T. Mitchell
In light of ODP’s responsibilities and the direction provided in the National Strategy and HSA 2002, ODP has redefined preparedness in a manner that acknowledges the unique characteristics of securing the homeland against threats or acts of terrorism.
Homeland Security Preparedness
“A comprehensive national effort encompassing all systems involved in the planning of organizational, operational, and technical measures designed to achieve full and sustainable performance to prevent, disrupt, or deter threats and acts of terrorism; reduce vulnerabilities; mitigate the effects of acts of terror; respond to threats or acts of terrorism; and perform effective remediation and recovery efforts from terrorist attacks throughout the entire conventional and unconventional threat spectrum, including terrorist use of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive weapons of mass destruction (CBRNE WMD).”
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Process developed with federal, state and local partners.
Since 1998 ODP has trained over 215,000 emergency responders.
ODP has made over $600 million in grants available to date.
ODP has supported conduct of over 175 combating terrorism exercises to date, including the Top Officials (TOPOFF) exercise series.