Introducing Resiliency

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Anticipating threats, adapting to changing conditions, and recovering from adversity are the tenets of the resiliency mission undertaken by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP).  Through this mission area, NJOHSP aims to empower our partners and help build a State that is prepared, well informed, and ready to react to whatever threat it faces – whether a natural disaster or a human-induced event. 

The concept of resiliency was introduced into the strategic framework of homeland security in the 2010 National Security Strategy.  Fostering further implementation, the US Department of Homeland Security recognized resiliency goals and objectives in the areas of critical infrastructure and cyberspace within the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review.  In recent years, other aspects of resiliency have been examined and cultivated, including aframework for assessing community resiliency and examinations of the role of public-private partnerships when building resiliency within a community.

Through the development and sustainment of strategic partnerships across public, private, and non-profit sectors, NJOHSP seeks to leverage the talent and resources within these partnerships to strengthen New Jersey’s resiliency posture by:

  • Enhancing capabilities through a lifecycle of assessment, training, and exercise; 

  • Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information developed through empirical data and trends that will identify changing conditions within the State and characterize potential or imminent threats to New Jersey;

  • Informing New Jersey’s citizenry, including all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses to empower resiliency efforts across the State;

  • Facilitating the adoption of strategic and operational plans to align collective resources in an effort to mitigate threats. 

With the aforementioned actions in mind, the Resiliency Bulletin provides an additional avenue for NJOHSP to promote resiliency and encourage dialogue with our partners.  It will be published weekly and we welcome your ideas, questions, and concerns.  Such feedback will enable us to continually improve the product and ultimately our collective efforts to strengthen New Jersey.  

For more information, please contact NJOHSP's Preparedness Bureau at