Ensuring Long-Term Success in Homeland Security

Homeland Security Management System Flow Chart.

To help fulfill Homeland Security responsibilities over the long term, we will continue to strengthen the principles, systems, structures, and institutions that cut across the homeland security enterprise. The following areas need to be addressed for long-term success:

  • Develop and apply a risk-based framework across all homeland security efforts to identify and assess potential hazards, determine acceptable levels of risk, and prioritize and allocate resources
  • Foster a Culture of Preparedness that permeates all levels of our society - " from individual citizens, businesses, and non-profit organizations to Federal, State, local, and Tribal government officials and authorities
  • Institutionalize a comprehensive Homeland Security Management System that covers four phases of activity: guidance, planning, execution, and assessment and evaluation
  • Develop a comprehensive approach that will help Federal, State, local, and Tribal authorities manage incidents across all homeland security efforts
  • Use U.S. advantages in the realm of science and technology to encourage innovative research and development to assist in protecting and defending against the range of natural and man-made threats confronting the Homeland
  • Leverage all instruments of national power and influence (diplomatic, information, military, economic, financial, intelligence, and law enforcement) to achieve objectives
  • Partner with Congress to secure the Homeland and protect the American people

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