On March 30, 2011, President Obama signed Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8 on National Preparedness.
But what does that mean exactly? Well, as the Department of Homeland Security writes on their blog:
“this directive instructs the federal government to take action to strengthen our nation’s security and resilience against a variety of hazards, including terrorism, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.”
To read the full post visit http://blog.dhs.gov/2011/04/presidential-policy-directive-8.html.