The Department of Homeland Security published this report in November, 2011. The preparedness system plan is part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 regarding national preparedness, and is "designed to guide domestic efforts of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors and the public, the National Preparedness System includes guidance for planning, organization, equipment, training and exercises needed to build and maintain domestic capabilities in support of the National Preparedness Goal.
The System will include a series of integrated national planning frameworks covering prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery and be built upon scalable, flexible and adaptable coordinating structures. These frameworks are intended to align key roles and responsibilities to deliver capabilities and provide a unified, integrated, accessible system with common terminology due June 30, 2012. The National Preparedness System includes interagency and departmental operational plans that support each national planning framework with corresponding planning guidance for state, local, tribal and territorial governments."