The recently issued National Preparedness Report found that of the 31 core capabilities identified, the lowest rating went to cybersecurity. (This topic received most of the media attention n the past week or so.) But the next three lowest rankings up from the bottom are all recovery-focused core capabilities. On page ii, it noted that these are “national areas for improvement.
“ The next to lowest capabilities are: (1) economic recovery, (2) natural and cultural resources, and (3) housing.
The report also that says state response capabilities are strong, based in part on the self-assessment done by the states. Too bad we cannot find a better means of measuring that important element of recovery capability, because that assessment is questionable.
I have been studying recovery for almost thirty years, and I remain baffled and chagrined about the very limited progress that has been made. Apparently, the political will to deal with recovery is missing.
- House politicians cast about for DHS ‘cybersecurity’ fix (news.cnet.com)
- After six years, Homeland Security still without ‘cybercrisis’ plan (news.cnet.com)