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Thursday Schedule Detail

Session Name: Response~~Defense Support of Civil Authorities
Session Description:

The Department of Defense plays a significant role in support of the National Response System, specifically in response to hurricanes. Several large-scale hurricane responses over the past several years have highlighted the contributions of the Department of Defense in support of civil authorities at all levels. Presenters will focus on key aspects of DoD support of civil authorities that pertain to their Component and area of expertise, such as immediate response; mutual aid agreements (importance, who to contact); preparedness (planning, training, exercising, equipping, and assessing); DoD technology and equipment transfer; the role of DoD installations (emergency management, mutual aid, interface with communities); and National Guard support. The discussion will also include challenges, gaps and shortfall, and ways to improve how DoD interfaces with civil authorities and how support is provided. Whenever possible, panelists will make remarks on key roles and contributions from their components for past hurricane support. The Secretary of Defense-approved Actions to Improve Defense Support in complex Catastrophes, as well as DoD support of national preparedness will provide good discussion points on areas where DoD could improve coordination and support of civil authorities.

Day of Week: Thursday
Time Start: 8:30AM