Federal Interagency Operational Plans

Note: This particular conversation topic is closed. Thank you for your ideas, comments and votes. You can contribute to our open Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) conversations -- they are listed in the left column of the page under "Active Campaigns."

The ideas we received so far were helpful in shaping the document and will also be considered as we continue to forge ahead in meeting the remaining milestones under PPD-8. To learn more about the status of PPD-8 efforts, visit www.fema.gov/ppd8.

FEMA and its Federal partners are interested to hear your thoughts as they develop the Federal Interagency Operational Plans (FIOPs).

These plans will describe Federal operations (including roles, responsibilities, activities and coordination) related to national preparedness and the core capabilities we need to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. There will be one FIOP for each preparedness mission area: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.

Though the FIOPs are Federal government plans, many of the resources related to preparedness activities come from the whole community, such as families and individuals (including those with access and functional needs), businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community groups, academia, and government jurisdictions at the state, local, tribal and territorial levels.

Strengthening national preparedness relies on involvement from the whole community. As such, FEMA and its partners want to hear your thoughts and ideas related to the FIOPs. Please post your thoughts and ideas regarding the development of the FIOPs, and tell us how you think Federal agencies complement what you are doing in your community/jurisdiction related to operational planning. Conversely, we’d like to hear your thoughts on how your planning may complement Federal plans.

This collaboration topic will be open for participation through the month of July.

Thank you for your participation!