Commentary and information about public safety and security, intelligence and counterintelligence, open government and secrecy, and other issues in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was mandated on February 28, 2003, by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5. It was intended to "...provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local, and tribal governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity."

The NIMS manual is available online and is intended to complement the National Response Plan.


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