The National Response Plan
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The National Response Plan (NRP) represents an unprecedented step in unifying incident management to protect the United States of America and its citizens. The U.S. Federal Government will integrate domestic prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery activities into a single all-discipline, all-hazards plan.
The goal of the plan is to ensure cooperation at all levels of government, integration with the private sector, and engagement with the public. By doing so, the full range of the nation’s capabilities can be brought to bear in protecting the homeland.
The 15 designated emergency support functions will each perform their specific role in coordination with the single, overall plan. GSA stands ready to serve in a variety of capacities in this endeavor. With experience across all agencies of the federal government, GSA pursues a vision of flexibility, cohesiveness, and integration. To support the requisite unit of effort for the NRP, GSA provides a single point of contact for the diverse ways help can be found:
GSA can help the citizenry prepare for rapid response appropriate to the magnitude and kind of incident.
GSA will respond to requirements through solutions ranging from customer-managed acquisitions to GSA-managed acquisitions.
GSA Global Supply, GSA Schedules, Blanket Purchase Agreements and Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts are assets to assist in the implementation of emergency support functions.
GSA can assist in meeting the goals to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover through the availability of everything from building space and transportation to telecommunications, information technology, supplies, tools, services, and more.