Running head: NRF
National Response Framework (NRF)
National security is a critical issue in the United States. According to Romanowski et al.
(2016), the American government spends more on security than it does on any other government
programs. NRF which is part of the National Strategy for Homeland Security, is paramount in
disaster management and critical infrastructure protection in the country. The framework is
based on five principles that guide the actions of individuals, communities local, tribe, and
national government on the appropriate management and response to disasters. It also has five
main mission areas. The principles of the NRF are also useful in critical infrastructure protection.
The NRFs principles and mission areas have led to critical infrastructure protection and proper
Description of NRF
The NRF is a part of the national strategy for homeland security. NRF provides an allinclusive method to domestic incident management. NRF is used to help prevent and prepare for
disasters like terrorist attacks and major disasters (the United States Environmental Protection
Agency, n.d). The framework is also used to respond to and recover from emergencies and
disasters. NRF is implemented when there is the anticipation of a threat. Also, upon the
occurrence of a disaster and after the event. The implementation of NRF’s elements assists in
meeting operational and information-sharing requirements by providing a lot of flexibility. The
framework was mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and was after the...
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