The Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) Preparedness, Response, and Resilience Task Force released its latest in a series of reports intended to inform policymakers on issues surrounding the achievement of national resilience. The report, entitled “Operationalizing Resilience,” recommends that policymakers use a systems-based approach to developing the integrated frameworks associated with the National Preparedness System called for in PPD-8. The Task Force also recommends that risk management practices be used as the underlying business case for preparedness efforts at all levels and across all sectors.

The report was released at an event on Thursday entitled “Systems Approaches to National Resilience,” co-hosted by HSPI and the MITRE Corporation.  Panel moderators Ken Rapuano, Director of Advanced Systems and Policy at MITRE, and John Paczkowski, Vice President at ICF International, hosted panelists from inside and outside government on how to best operationalize resilience.

The Task Force is co-chaired by former FEMA Administrator Dave Paulison, former New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Mike Balboni, and HSPI Deputy Director Daniel Kaniewski.

Download the report here.