President Signs New Homeland Security Directives

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 17, 2003

Homeland Security Presidential Directive/Hspd-8:

  • “This directive establishes policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies by requiring a national domestic all-hazards preparedness goal, establishing mechanisms for improved delivery of Federal preparedness assistance to State and local governments, and outlining actions to strengthen preparedness capabilities of Federal, State, and local entities.”
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive/Hspd-7:

  • “This directive establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks.”
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