Response in the aftermath of a nuclear detonation will be extremely challenging. This guidance is intended to aid in preserving the health and safety of response personnel in order to sustain lifesaving and critical infrastructure support for the duration of an improvised nuclear device emergency.
This document supports the “Planning Guidance for Response to a Nuclear Detonation” and was designed to provide responders with specific guidance and recommendations about the radiation risk associated with responding to an improvised nuclear device event, in order for them to protect themselves from the effects.
This report examines coastal resilience and highlights opportunities to improve planning through effective partnerships and data sharing. By recognizing the magnitude of the challenges related to sea-level rise that coastal communities face in developing resilience measures, communities are better equipped to take actionable steps to change the future.
In an increasingly interconnected world of cyberthreats and defenses, the greater Pacific Northwest Economic Region of the United States has emerged as a national and international leader in information technology. This report highlights the region’s approach to cybersecurity, which can help other regions navigate the cyberworld’s sprawling dangers and opportunities.
The 2016 Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy and Implementation Plan (SIP) updates the 2014-2015 PHEMCE SIPs and provides the blueprint for the PHEMCE to enhance national health security through the development, procurement and planning for effective use of critical medical countermeasures.
In this report, the Pandemic Prediction and Forecasting Science and Technology Working Group of the National Science and Technology Council aims to advance the science and application of outbreak predictions. The report identifies key challenges and recommends Federal actions to surmount them.
The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense released its report, A National Blueprint for Biodefense: Leadership and Major Reform Needed to Optimize Efforts, in October 2015. This is the one-year follow-up of that report.
The Biological Defense Research and Development (BDRD) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Homeland and National Security conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the Nation's biological defense capabilities, identified homeland biodefense science and technology needs, and prioritized them. The most important needs are presented in this report.
The Action Plan, released concurrently with the Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy, details the activities, deliverables, and timelines that will be undertaken primarily by U S Federal agencies for the United States to make progress toward the Strategy’s goals.
The Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy, released concurrently with the National Electric Grid Security and Resilience Action Plan, details bilateral goals to address the vulnerabilities of the respective and shared electric grid infrastructure of the United States and Canada, not only as an energy security concern, but for reasons of national security.