The National Response Framework (NRF)

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The National Response Framework (NSF) gives specific guidance on how a nation responds to emergencies and national disasters. The framework is developed on flexible, adjustable and accessible concepts as laid down by the system of National Incident Management to align the major responsibilities and roles across the authorities of our nation (Durant, 2007), (2013). The framework has 14 core capabilities that clearly outlines the best practices as well as the respective authorities for incident management that range from local to large scale national problems such as terror attacks or catastrophic natural disasters (2013). The responsibilities, roles, and structures in the foundation of the framework can be fully or partially executed depending …show more content…
This man-made disaster caused a knee jerk reaction that publicizes awareness of terrorism showcasing the lack of cohesive with intelligence, law enforcement, and emergency management contribution. Not only did it bring public awareness it revealed that the federal government was on the hook for helping state and local governments before and after the event it showed where they fall short. President Bush restructured the federal government with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with adding the National Response Plan (NRP) and the National Response Framework (NRF) (Rubin, 2012). With the spiralling effects, the military focused on the combatant commander (USNORTHCOM). U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Pacific Command were charged with supporting domestic civil authorities through Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (high yield) (CBRNE) Consequence Management (CM) operations when the President deems necessary to do so (2014). When joint forces are teaming up for domestic CBRNE CM they are supporting civil authorities which falls under the incident management and functions in the accordance with the National Response Framework (NRF) within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) framework (2014). The Incident Command …show more content…
While on the other hand, the responsibility for securing the homeland against maritime threats brings significant challenges across different entities’ efforts (2014). The two organizations that contributed the most in maritime security are the Department of Defense (U.S. Navy) and the Department of Homeland Security (U. S. Coast Guard) (2014). Challenges they faced escalates due to the numerous unguarded coastlines around the United States. In 2005, the National Strategy for Maritime Security confronted the challenges by providing a Maritime Operational Threat Response Plan (MOTR) on how to respond to maritime threats (2014). Maritime security calls for a synchronized inter-agency response to real-time emergent threats in which the MOTR has proven to be effective

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