DHS-National Preparedness Report March, 2012.
According to the DHS report, states and other localities have not structured strategies and techniques that can be used in catastrophic events. The report expressed that America protection and recovery techniques are weak and poor. The report has acted as a tool for NPR in strategizing what Americans needs to implement in boosting its national preparedness policy. The principle tools that were used in this report included self assessments that were completed by state and localities (Mayer, 2012). These assessments had little or no audit verification to ensure authenticity.
Economic recovery; this was rated at 50%. This implies that the tools and policies that America has implemented on recovering the economy were halfway effective but still failing. The federal government sets its measures for local implementation, but in the localities the measures set by the state are a bit too high to be achieved. The government has set higher standards in the localities that are not achievable. In relation to DHS, the state is well equipped in terms of funds and power, but there lacks proper coordination in implementation.
The DHS report is a measure that if applied in the state most of the NPR weaknesses would be addressed (Mayer, 2012). The government has for a long time suffered the fate of being responsible to cater for disasters in other states. In addition, the government has been found to offer foreign aids to states that do not offer valid repayment terms. With this information, proper strategies like interest on Aids can be implemented to make sure that money rendered out is paid back on interest. The report has also targeted security1 element. This shall act as a base for review on the rising insecurity trend in the state.