Office of National Capital Region Coordination

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Picture of Secretary Napolitano learns about preparedness measures for federal employees in the Nation Capital Region during a National Preparedness Month Outreach Event at DHS Headquarters
Picture of Secretary Napolitano learns about preparedness measures for federal employees in the Nation Capital Region during a National Preparedness Month Outreach Event at DHS Headquarters
Picture of the U.S. Capitol being decorated with regalia for the 2009 Inauguration, the NCRC coordinates many of the Federal activities for National Special Security Events in the NCR such as Inauguration and Fourth of July.
Picture of the U.S. Capitol being decorated with regalia for the 2009 Inauguration, the NCRC coordinates many of the Federal activities for National Special Security Events in the NCR such as Inauguration and Fourth of July.
Picture of Steward Beckham, Director of the NCRC speaks at a recent Community Emergency Response Team Train-the-Trainer course for Federal emergency managers.
Picture of Steward Beckham, Director of the NCRC speaks at a recent Community Emergency Response Team Train-the-Trainer course for Federal emergency managers.
Picture of Federal Center Southwest Metro Station during a busy commute.  Tens of thousands of people use Metro daily for commuting, and need to consider alternate ways home should Metro service be interrupted during an incident in the NCR.
Picture of Federal Center Southwest Metro Station during a busy commute.  Tens of thousands of people use Metro daily for commuting, and need to consider alternate ways home should Metro service be interrupted during an incident in the NCR.

Overview

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 established the Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) to address challenges related to emergency management planning and incident response coordination unique to the National Capital Region (NCR) due to the large number of federal departments and agencies, numerous state and local jurisdictions within our Nation’s Capital.  The NCRC enhances preparedness and promotes resiliency by enabling better communication and planning between and among federal, state, local, regional, nonprofit and private sector stakeholders in the NCR.

The NCRC oversees and coordinates federal programs for and assists with developing relationships among – state, local, and regional authorities in the NCR.  In addition, the NCRC serves as a liaison between federal and state, local, regional authorities, and the private sector within the NCR to facilitate and integrate homeland security efforts.  The NCRC engages the “whole community” within the NCR to effectively prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against any disaster, and helps develop collective, mutually supportive regional capabilities.

An example of an NCRC program is the The Full-Spectrum Risk Knowledgebase, which is a secure, web-based resource that aids diverse stakeholders in building all-hazards risk knowledge and enhancing risk-informed decision making.

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12/21/2012 - 14:25
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