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Prevention and Protection


National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
The National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and supporting Sector-Specific Plans (SSPs) provide a coordinated approach to critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) protection roles and responsibilities for federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector security partners.

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires all citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or depart the United States from within the Western Hemisphere.

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released an interim final rule that imposes comprehensive federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities.


Preparedness and Response

National Response Framework (NRF)
The National Response Framework (NRF), successor to the National Response Plan, focuses on response and short-term recovery and articulates the doctrine, principles and architecture by which our nation prepares for and responds to all-hazard disasters across all levels   of government and all sectors of communities.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together better to respond to natural disasters and emergencies, including acts of terrorism.

National Preparedness Guidelines
HSPD - 8 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a national domestic all-hazards preparedness goal. The National Preparedness Guidelines finalize development of the national preparedness goal and its related preparedness tools.

National Strategy for Homeland Security
The National Strategy for Homeland Security guides, organizes, and unifies our Nation's homeland security efforts. Homeland security is a responsibility shared across our entire Nation, and the Strategy provides a common framework for the following four goals: 1) prevent and disrupt terrorist attacks; 2) protect the American people, our critical infrastructure, and key resources; 3) respond to and recover from incidents that do occur; and 4) continue to strengthen the foundation to ensure our long-term success.

HSPD - 8: National Preparedness
Identifies steps for improved coordination in response to incidents. This directive describes the way Federal departments and agencies will prepare for such a response, including prevention activities during the early stages of a terrorism incident. This directive is a companion to HSPD-5.

HSPD - 8: Annex 1
Further enhances the preparedness of the United States by formally establishing a standard and comprehensive approach to national planning.

HSPD - 5: Management of Domestic Incidents
Enhances the ability of the United States to manage domestic incidents by establishing a single, comprehensive national incident management system.



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