Authors: Robyn Pangi
November 1, 2001
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Before September 11, 2001, terrorism represented a relatively new concern on the spectrum of disaster management issues, but domestic preparedness now has to be a critical part of any state's overall disaster management planning. This paper addresses critical issues for elected officials - as well as public managers and concerned citizens - to consider as a starting point to thinking about domestic preparedness. It highlights components of a comprehensive preparedness strategy and outlines state and local government priorities for change.