Reference Library

The Reference Library is available to provide copies of key documents and files
related to homeland security, terrorism preparedness and prevention.


National Response Plan


National Response Plan

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the executive agent for National Response Plan (NRP) management and maintenance.  In accordance with the plan maintenance provisions in the NRP, DHS will periodically update the NRP as required to incorporate new Presidential directives, legislative changes, and procedural changes based on lessons learned from exercises and real world incidents.



National Infrastructure Protection Plan


National Infrastructure Protection Plan

The ability to protect the critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) of the United States is vital to our national security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life.  U.S. policy focuses on the importance of enhancing CI/KR protection to ensure that essential governmental missions, public services, and economic functions are maintained in the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other type of incident, and that elements of CI/KR are not exploited for use as weapons of mass destruction against our people or institutions.



National Incident Management System


National Incident Management System

On March 1, 2004, Secretary Tom Ridge announced approval of the final version of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Nation's first standardized management plan that creates a unified structure for Federal, state, and local lines of government for incident response. "NIMS gives all of our Nation's responders the same framework for incident management and fully puts into practice the concept of, 'One mission, one team, one fight,'" Ridge said.


U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan


Securing Our Homeland: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan

"The National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002 served to mobilize and organize our nation to secure the homeland from terrorist attacks. This exceedingly complex mission requires a focused effort from our entire society if we are to be successful. To this end, one primary reason for the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security was to provide the unifying core for the vast national network of organizations and institutions involved in efforts to secure our nation. In order to better do this and to provide guidance to the 180,000 DHS men and women who work every day on this important task, the Department developed its own high-level strategic plan."



Federal Publications


National Strategy for Homeland Security Download
National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace Download
National Strategy to Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assests Download
National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction Download
Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5 Download
Homeland Security Presidential Directive #7 Download
Homeland Security Presidential Directive #8 Download
Homeland Security Presidential Directive #9 Download
National Response Plan (Draft 1) Base Plan Download
National Response Plan (Draft 1) Annexes Download
National Response Plan (Draft 2) Base Plan Download



State of Colorado Publications


Colorado Strategy for Homeland Security 2006 Download
Governor's Executive Order #D 018-01 Download
Governor's Executive Order #D 001-02 Download
Governor's Executive Order #D 002-02 Download
Governor's Executive Order #D 008-02 Download
Governor's Executive Order #D 013-03 Download


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