Government Agencies

Federal Agencies & Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Homeland Security

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Park Service(NPS)

  • Mission: Oversees the preservation of national parks through science-informed environmental management and protects national parks from natural hazards through programs including the Wildland Fire Management Program.
  • Hazards Focus: Wildfires, Landslides, Floods
  • Programs and Centers: 

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

  • Mission: Carries out federally contracted engineering projects and disaster response missions. Plans and implements hazard mitigation infrastructure engineering projects including levees and floodwalls.
  • Hazard Focus: Landslides, Floods, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Wildfires
  • Programs and Centers:

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Mission: Represents the farming, agriculture, food, and forestry industries in the federal government. Provides information and assistance during hazard events which affect these industries, such as drought and winter storms.
  • Hazard Focus: Droughts, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Landslides, Winter Storms
  • Programs and Centers:

Interagency Efforts & Public-Private Partnerships

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)

  • Mission: Coordinates interagency partnerships to develop and provide knowledge, tools, and practices to reduce risk of earthquake disasters. 
  • Hazard Focus: Earthquakes
  • Member Entities: Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation, United States Geological Survey

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

  • Mission: Coordinates interagency drought research to support the creation of a national drought early warning information system.
  • Hazard Focus: Droughts
  • Member Entities: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Agriculture

National Interagency Fire Center

  • Mission: Serves as a central point for coordination of national resource deployment for wildfires and other fire incidents within the United States.
  • Hazard Focus: Wildfires
  • Member Entities: American Red Cross, Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Association of State Foresters, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Fire Protection Association, National Volunteer Fire Council, National Wildfire coordinating Group, National Weather Service, NOAA Climate Prediction Center, US Fire Administration, Desert Research Institute

National Space Weather Program

  • Mission: Coordinates interagency research, services, and information to reduce the risk posed by space weather events.
  • Hazard Focus: Space Weather
  • Member Entities: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Department of the Interior, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Department of State, Department of Commerce

National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

  • Mission: Coordinates interagency assessment of tsunami threats, community response preparation, hazard warnings, and mitigation efforts.
  • Hazard Focus: Tsunamis
  • Member Entities: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Geological Survey

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

  • Mission: Facilitates interagency standards, qualifications, and training relating to wildfires to foster collaboration between federal and non-federal entities.
  • Hazard Focus: Wildfires
  • Member Entities: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife service, Forest Service, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Intertribal Timber Council, National Association of State Foresters, National Park Service, United States Fire Administration