The National Priorities in the Goal help guide the Nation’s preparedness efforts to meet its most urgent needs. The priorities fall into two categories: (A) three overarching priorities that contribute to the development of multiple capabilities, and (B) four capability-specific priorities that build selected capabilities for which the Nation has the greatest need.
Three Overarching Priorities
- Expanded Regional Collaboration
- Implementation of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Plan (NRP)
- Implementation of the Interim National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
Four Capability-Specific Priorities
- Strengthen Information Sharing and Collaboration Capabilities
- Strengthen Interoperable Communications Capabilities
- Strengthen Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Detection, Response and Decontamination Capabilities
- Strengthen Medical Surge and Mass Prophylaxis Capabilities
National Review of Emergency Operations Plans and Status of Catastrophic Planning
The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina focused the Nation on the importance of emergency operations planning for catastrophic incidents. As a result, in addition to the seven National Priorities outlined in the Goal, the FY 2006 HSGP added an additional priority that emphasizes emergency operations and catastrophic planning.