About the NRF Policy Landscape Analysis Tool v2.0
NOTE: THIS VERSION OF NRF-PLAT WORKS BEST IN FIREFOX, CHROME OR SAFARI. IE IS NOT RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME.
In 2019, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) embarked on a small, internally funded effort to explore the National Response Framework (NRF) in a format conductive to visualization and comprehension. The resulting tool, the PNNL National Response Framework Policy Landscape Analysis Tool, can be utilized to better understand the foundational management doctrine for how the nation responds to all types of catastrophic incidents and disasters.
The NRF is contained in a series of documents that describe the complex interactions of federal, state and local entities, as well as individual citizens. To help us organize the information in the base document of the NRF, we developed three summary documents (the Summary of the NRF, Overview of the NRF and Overview of the Emergency Support Functions). We also developed a taxonomy, a faceted browser that allows a user to select segments of the NRF based on a variety of descriptors, and a visualization of the distribution of responsibilities, recommendations and value statements ascribed to the NRF’s various stakeholders. These features can be accessed via the navigation panel on the left.
All the information on this tool was extracted directly from the National Response Framework. We took the liberty of organizing the information in a manner that we found more intuitive. https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/NRF_FINALApproved_2011028.pdf
The NRF-PLAT developer team includes Kristin Omberg, Rachel Bartholomew, Lyndsey Franklin, Yavana Ganesh, Justine Spencer, Seth King and Olympia Hunt.
Please contact Kristin Omberg (firstname.lastname@example.org), Justine Spencer (email@example.com), or Yavana Ganesh (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, comments, suggestions, or reports of typographical or transcription errors, which we will do our best to correct promptly!
The NRF-PLAT v1 was last updated: 12.15.2020, PNNL-SA-158190
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