Better Response

There has been a phase shift in the United States in terms of incident management complexity and intensity in the wake of events such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Rita. The Office of Incident Management and Preparedness of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) is reevaluating the concept known as "best response," which has driven policy development since the mid-1990s. The original "best response" concept highlighted six critical areas: response organization, stakeholder service and support, public communication, economic impact, natural environment, and human health and safety. Factors driving its reevaluation include: increasing complexity of threats, increasing complexity in staging elements in response to enhance subsequent actions, increasing size of response organizations, increasing communication complexity, and the increasing difficulty of mounting complex multi-phased responses with resources from a variety of organizations, municipalities, and jurisdictions. Components of all hazards and all risk best response, all risk/all hazards best response, and key business driver interrelationships are profiled. Inserts provide a retrospective on the "best response" concept and on the USCG Office of Incident Management and Preparedness preparedness assessment system.


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  • Accession Number: 01151087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2010 11:26AM