Presidential Policy Directive 8

Sun. 1:30-3:00 p.m., Centennial F

On March 30, 2011, President Obama issued PPD-8, a policy directive that replaces Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 in focusing on national preparedness. PPD-8 contains a number of requirements, including the development of a “national preparedness goal,” and the development of an “integrated, all-of-Nation, capabilities-based approach to preparedness.” Panelists in this session will discuss the progress that has been made on PPD-8 tasks, as well as issues that have emerged in efforts to implement the directive. They will also explore why PPD-8 might be different, both in process and effect, than previous policy frameworks.

Panelist David Kaufman, Moderator
Federal Emergency Management Agency


Panelist Roy Wright, Panelist
Federal Emergency Management Agency


PanelistDonald Lumpkins, Panelist
Federal Emergency Management Agency


PanelistSteve Moddemeyer, Panelist


Panelist Jared Brown, Panelist
Congressional Research Service


Organizer: Roy Wright, Federal Emergency Management Agency