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Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Coordination
Resilience and Preparedness Division (RPD)
United States Department of Agriculture

Presidential Directives & Executive Orders

  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 7 - Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection: Establishes a national policy for Federal departments and agencies to identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks.
  • Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD 8) - National Preparedness: Identifies steps for improved coordination in response to incidents. This directive describes the way Federal departments and agencies will prepare for such a response, including prevention activities during the early stages of a terrorism incident. This directive is a companion to HSPD-5.
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 - Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors: Establishes a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal government to its employees and contractors (including contractor employees).
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 14 - Protects against unauthorized importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of a nuclear device, fissile material, or radiological material in the United States. Protects against attack using such devices or materials against the people, territory, or interests of the United States.
  • Executive Order 13347 - Individuals with Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness
  • Executive Order 13228 - Establishing the Office of Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Council
  • Executive Order 12656 - Assignment of emergency preparedness responsibilities
  • Executive Order 13286 - Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection With the Transfer of Certain Functions to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
  • National Security Presidential Directive - 51