Sunday, September 25, 2011

NDRF and PPD-8

I am reliably informed that FEMA believes that the language that follows allowed them to ignore the statutory mandated National Disaster Recovery Strategy mandate in PKEMRA 2006:

"The national preparedness system shall include a series of
integrated national planning frameworks , covering prevention,
protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. The frameworks
shall be built upon scalable, flexible, and adaptable
coordinating structures to align key roles and responsibilities
to deliver the necessary capabilities . The frameworks shall be
coordinated under a unified system with a common terminology and
approach, built around basic plans t hat support the all - hazards
approach to preparedness and functional or incident annexes
to describe any unique requirements for particular threats or
scenarios, as needed . Each framework shall describe how actions
taken in the framework are coordinated with relevant actions
described in the other frameworks across the preparedness

I respectfully disagree and wonder if Congress was so notified. I also note that the new NDRF does not comply with the language above. Why is FEMA so poorly administered that a statutory mandate that would be helpful to FEMA and the members of the Federal Copmmunity not be complied with by FEMA?