Rethinking Disaster Policy: Empowering the Private Sector for Resilience emergency management network podcast

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In the face of evolving threats and a changing threat landscape, it is crucial to reevaluate and adapt disaster policy to ensure the resilience of our nation. While significant investments have been made in disaster preparedness and response over the last two decades, the role of the private sector still needs to be utilized. With nearly 85 percent of our critical infrastructure owned and operated by private entities, harnessing their capabilities is essential for effective disaster management. However, the private sector often faces barriers when seeking federal assistance for disaster-related efforts. Let’s explore the need for change in disaster policy to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors and unlock the potential of private entities in building a resilient nation.


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