Monday, August 06, 2007

Will We Call It "The Nerf?"

Over at HLS Watch, Jonah Czerwinski provides a peek at the soon-to-be-released National Response Framework (NRF), the successor to the National Response Plan (NRP).

Also available is this review from Congressional Quarterly.

The NRF is remarkably thinner and at first glance seems less detailed, from an operational perspective, than its hefty predecessor. I'll be eager to see what changes are in store.

But I do have to wonder ... why the name change? The last two times they did that, they tempted the fates and invited catastrophe. In 1992 the plan was changed, and here came Andrew. Then in 2005 they did it again - and voila! - Katrina.

I think I'm going to double-check my family readiness kit, just in case.

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