Pervasive Readiness: Pipedream or Possible? Gerry Roberts
Ari Vidali, Jason D. Hutchens
Compliance Tracking, Homeland Security, Industry Topics, Law Enforcement, Professions, Public Safety
Government organizations at all levels are facing intense pressure to establish and measure readiness: the ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises and natural disasters. Readiness as a concept is easy to grasp in principle, yet exceedingly difficult to implement due to the fragmentation of processes within the public safety sector and a fundamental failure to understand the difference between capacity and capability building to achieve Readiness. A strategy is required that will enable heterogeneous public safety communities to achieve operational agility before, during and after a crisis while optimizing their allocation of funding to arrive at a balanced readiness posture.