Monday, November 2, 2015

White House Strategy In The Case of a Massive Solar Flare Disaster

Introducing the National Space Weather Strategy, which is a product of the National Science and Technology Council.

The NSTC’s work is organized under 5 (five) committees: Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS); Homeland and National Security; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; Science; and Technology. Each of these oversees subcommittees and working groups that are focused on different aspects of science and technology. More information is available at

You may hear the acronym, SWORM Task Force.  This is the group.

This was drafted to "enhance" national preparedness for space-weather events.

"This Strategy and the associated Action Plan will facilitate the integration of space-weather information into Federal risk-management plans to achieve preparedness levels consistent with national policies."

"The Executive Office of the President will coordinate the execution of the Action Plan and will reevaluate and update the Strategy and Action Plan within 3 years of the date of publication, or as needed."

This is part of The Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction, a ten-year strategy crafted by the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction.

This is a link to the Space Weather Prediction Center.
Fast growing sunspot region 2445

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