President Obama Creates Council of Governors for National Guard and Civil Support Missions

On Jan 11, 2010, the President signed an Executive Order establishing a Council of Governors "to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards."

From the press release, the Council will review National Guard use, homeland defense issues, civil support use and address the synchronization of State and Federal military activities in the United States.  It seems that Kerry Kimble's recent post to this blog was very timely that addressed The Civil Side as a primer for incorporating active military into civil emergency management activities! 

It will be interesting to see how this develops and we will keep you informed here as we learn more about the role Colorado will play from the State side of the the Council.