Full article by Robert J. (Bob) Roller, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, February 7, 2024.
In this featured article, a federal emergency planner explains how preparedness strategies have shifted over the years based on the threats that are most likely to affect communities. After the Cold War fears of the 1980s ended, attention shifted away from nation-state threats. However, we should not assume that past threats will not resurface. Listen to an expert’s recommendations on how to move forward to resolve conflicting guidance and revisit the concept of national security emergencies.
Robert J. (Bob) Roller
Robert J. (Bob) Roller serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Planning Branch Chief and formerly served as the Planning Division Director within the DHS Office of Policy. He is a frequent contributor to Domestic Preparedness, and the views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of FEMA or the United States government.