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Unformatted text preview: DM576Week6Assignemt Once you have downloaded the NRP, read Sections 1, 2, & 3. Provide a single page response to each of the following questions and upload to your STUDENT FOLDER (Please upload all three papers as a single file): 1. Discuss the four criteria, as set forth in Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5, which describes an “Incident of National Significance.” Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 is the new NRP (National Response Plan), implemented by Presidential Directive Orders, the HSP-5 objective is to bring the federal government structures and capabilities to better manage a domestic incident. The Plan bring coordination between all levels of government and private (Contractors) involved in the management and response of such incident. (1) Incidents of National Significance: Accordingly with HSPD-5, the Secretary of Homeland Security is the one responsible for declaring a Incident of National Significance, after proper consultation with other department and chain of command, and he is responsible for coordinating Federal Operations and to make available infrastructure/manpower with local, state, tribal, private sector, and other non-governmental agencies directly involved in the area of the incident or its operations. (1) The National Response Plan defines “The NRP bases the definition of Incidents of National Significance on situations related to the following four criteria set forth in HSPD-5: 1. A Federal department or agency acting under its own authority has requested the assistance of the Secretary of Homeland Security. 2. The resources of State and local authorities are overwhelmed and Federal assistance has been requested by the appropriate State and local authorities. 3. More than one Federal department or agency has become substantially involved in responding to an incident. 4. The Secretary of Homeland Security has been directed to assume responsibility for managing a domestic incident by the President.”(1) ANALYSIS: 1. A Federal department or agency acting under its own authority has requested the assistance of the Secretary of Homeland Security. Various Federal legal authorities and policies provide the basis for Federal actions and activities in management of a domestic incident. The National Response Plan using the HSPD-5 and the “Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act)” establishes the ground rules to manage such incidents. A Federal Department or Agency has the helping tool of requesting the assistance of the Secretary of Homeland Security in Incidents of National Significance. The NRP establishes the necessary coordination between these agencies and department with the Secretary of Homeland Security. The advantage of employing this asset is the fact that the Department of Homeland Security can make available the necessary manpower and infrastructure necessary to rapidly and efficiently deploy whatever is necessary to accomplish the mission. The keywords is the request for assistance and whatever is necessary to accomplish the mission....
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- Spring '07
- United States Department of Homeland Security, ESF, Secretary of Homeland Security