The New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) is the state’s executive agency responsible to the Governor for managing New York’s Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard. The force is prepared to conduct Civil Support Operations (CSO) in order to save lives and reduce human suffering through deliberate planning and by maintaining an operational headquarters that maintains routine interagency coordination in order to conduct a joint multi-agency response.

Major coastal storms are an increasing threat to the safety and prosperity of New Yorkers. The New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs seeks to enhance the analytical rigor of its approach to response planning for major coastal storms. This project will result in recommendations for a new analytical framework for coastal storm response planning, as well as a decision support tool for crisis response.