Emergency Management is defined and mandated in different levels of government federal, state and local emergency management planning in security today faces many critical obstacles, such as an imbalance of focus between levels of security such as homeland security, FBI and the CIA and including private and public sector security and natural disaster management, the challenge of involving the public in preparedness planning, the lack of an effective partnership with the business community, cuts to funding, and questions surrounding the evolving organizational structure of the nation’s emergency management system. Such obstacles need to be overcome if emergency management activities are to be successful in the years ahead.
It takes the help from government and private and sectors such as federal, local, state, Department of Homeland Security, National Infrastructure Protection Plan to share analysis, alerts and threats with security related infrastructure. Government and private sectors to share information and to develop and establish protective actions before a disaster and to prevent a disaster most importantly to have a plan after the disaster. Critical infrastructure is the physical and cyber systems and assets so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety. Instituting effective cooperation with international security partners, as well as high-priority cross-border protective programs such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The United States has developed a homeland Infrastructure threat risk analysis center to monitor everyday operations to make sure there is no threat. Federal agencies and our nation’s critical infrastructures such as power distribution, water supply, telecommunications, national defense, and emergency services rely on computerized information systems and electronic data to carry out their operations. The security of these systems and data is needed in preventing disruptions in critical operations, fraud, and inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information and to protecting national and economic security, and public health and safety.
The United States intelligence effort shall provide the President and the National Security Council with the necessary information on which to base decisions concerning the conduct and development of foreign, defense and economic policy, and the protection of United States national interests from foreign security threats. All departments and agencies shall cooperate fully to fulfill this goal. Emergency Preparedness is not a perfect plan but each day it’s being changed to find better ways to ensure the safety of our country and citizens.