Iowa Strategy for Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2009-2014, August 31, 2009

(2009) Iowa Strategy for Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2009-2014, August 31, 2009. Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Abstract

Address sustainability in all efforts. Sustainability should be at the core of all levels of homeland security and emergency management effort in Iowa. Capabilities need to be built for the long term, and without a sustainability plan in place, projects can quickly deplete uncertain levels of funding. Utilize an all-hazards methodology. Developing capabilities that are effective during a variety of disaster and emergency scenarios represents sound planning and resource management. Enhance capabilities through joint planning, training and exercise. Effective capabilities developed through coordinated planning efforts and an ongoing joint training and exercising program to ensure sustainment of prepared response. Utilize a collaborative approach to build capability. We will utilize whatever partnerships are necessary to build capability in the most effective manner possible. Regional partnerships have been, and will continue to be, in the forefront of the State of Iowa’s efforts to build and enhance capability. Enhance statewide capabilities. Whenever possible, we will identify and augment existing resources to provide statewide capability during a disaster or terrorist attack. Awareness, outreach and education. Open communication is critical to the success of any initiative. All projects implemented will have awareness, education and outreach components to ensure that all stakeholders are informed as to their responsibilities, capabilities and access. Information sharing and a common operating picture. The timely exchange of critical/actionable information is imperative to the success of every operation. The identification of a common operating picture allows decision makers to make informed decisions based on a unified understanding of the events around them.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Homeland Security,
Subjects: State government
Natural Disasters
ID Code: 17696
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2014 19:33
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 19:33
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17696