Public Safety & Homeland Security

Strategic Planning

The NCR Homeland Security Strategic Plan is the region’s strategy for improving emergency preparedness to address critical risks in the region. The Strategic Plan serves as a three to five year guide in preparing the region for all-hazards events, whether they are natural, manmade, or terrorism-related; and aligns with local, state, and federal homeland security planning activities.

As threats change, technology evolves, and capabilities expand, there is a need to periodically review and revise the region’s homeland security strategy to ensure that the priorities and objectives are sufficient to meet the threat and capability gaps.  

The Homeland Security Program Management Office (PMO) at COG manages the revision and implementation of the Strategic Plan on behalf of the Senior Policy Group and Chief Administrative Officers Homeland Security Executive Committee (SPG-CAO HSEC) and under the guidance of the National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council (EPC). The Strategic Plan was built on a strong foundation of regional collaboration and stakeholder participation and the PMO will carry that commitment forward.