About the New England States Animal Agricultural Security Alliance (NESAASA)
The goal of NESAASA is "To support and develop regional NIMS‐compliant standards, processes, and capacity through collaborative planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts that help to ensure the safety, health and security of the regional food and animal and animal agriculture sector infrastructure and economy. NESAASA seeks to enhance New England regional animal and animal agriculture emergency preparedness and response to all hazards including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRNE) incidents and natural disasters."
From the NESAASA Charter, endorsed by the Governors of the six New England states on July 21, 2010
Richard P. Horwitz, Consultant to NESAASA and USDA-APHIS, 2010-2016