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Office of Crisis Management Mission Statement

The Office of Crisis Management (OCM) serves as the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) focal point for coordinating emergency response activities involving FDA regulated products. The office coordinates intra-agency and inter-agency activities related to crisis management and emergency preparedness and response, including the planning, conduct, and evaluation of exercises.

OCM develops, manages, and coordinates incident management plans, policies and programs for FDA to ensure that an agency structure exists to respond rapidly and effectively to all hazards.

OCM provides strategic direction and oversight of the FDA’s adoption of the National Incident Management System (NIMS); including all aspects of the development of plans, procedures and training programs in support of the Incident Command System.