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FEMA's new strategic plan: What this means for federal emergency response

By Giles Hoback III 
American Military University

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just released its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, including updates to its mission priorities, key outcomes, and stakeholder communication. The new plan was developed in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review and takes its foundation from the same review.

FEMA developed its plan under the requirements of the department’s fifth mission set: “Strengthen national preparedness and resilience.” During his introduction of the new plan, FEMA Director, Craig Fugate stated:

“This Strategic Plan is not a check-the-box document that will sit on a shelf. It was developed through the participation of a large group of dedicated people, and the Plan will be executed by the entire Agency working together with external partners. I am committed to basing FEMA’s resource decisions going forward on achieving the outcomes we have set forth in this Plan.”1

The five strategic priorities listed in the plan and some of the key outcomes are what will help drive interagency operations and FEMA responses over the next four years.

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