The National Strategy Forum is dedicated to educating the public about issues and trends affecting national security strategy. In addition, the NSF is concerned about both public and private sector preparedness in the event of a catastrophic incident.
Catastrophic incidents can sometimes occur as a result of terrorism, accidents related to human or mechanical error, or natural disaster (e.g., Hurricanes Katrina and Rita). Epidemics and pandemics (SARS, avian flu) can also cause widespread disruption that require both private and public advance preparation in order to adequately respond and recover.
The publications and information contained here provide context and information about catastrophic incidents and how to prepare and respond.
The Winter 2005 issue of the National Strategy Forum Review, a quarterly publication, addressed preparation, response, and recovery to a catastrophic incident. The publication, which focused on Chicagoland, was entitled "Catastrophic Incidents: Me, My Family, My Community, My Country" and can be accessed here. (.PDF file, opens in new window)
On the left side of this page you will find links to information on household/individual and school preparedness that will be helpful to parents, administrators, and teachers.
The National Strategy Forum has collaborated with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security to review and analyze catastrophic incident preparation and response for both the public and private sectors.