WilhelmBauer-Unit4-GroupAssignment-FederalStakeholder - The...

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The President leads the Federal Government Mitigation efforts to prepare the Nation for all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters. Supporting the whole community with Federal resources, data, intelligence, and leadership requires an engaged and responsive Federal role in mitigation. However, to be successful any approach to the delivery of Mitigation capabilities will require an all-of-Nation approach (2013). All Federal departments and agencies must cooperate with one another, and with local, state, tribal, and territorial governments, community members, and private sector to the maximum extent possible. The Secretary of Homeland Security has the broad responsibility of coordinating preparedness activities, including mitigation activities, to respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other emergencies to ensure Federal unity of effort (2013). As described in the Coordinating Structures and Integration section, most Executive Branch departments and agencies also play important roles in advancing mitigation and resilience in the Nation. For example, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plays a role in coordinating Federal mitigation policy and the effectiveness of mitigation capabilities as they are developed and deployed across the Nation (2013). Further, several Executive Branch departments and agencies, including those identified by Presidential directive as Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs) for the critical infrastructure sectors, play a leadership role in coordinating programs to address the effects of deliberate efforts by

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