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Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization

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The Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, created in 1958 originally as Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization, was an office of the Executive Office of the President which consolidated the functions of the existing Office of Defense Mobilization and the Federal Civil Defense Administration.[1][2][3] The civil defense functions of the office were transferred to the Department of Defense's Office of Civil Defense from August 1, 1961. With its remaining functions, the office was re-designated as the Office of Emergency Planning from September 22, 1961.[4] It eventually was renamed the Office of Emergency Preparedness from October 21, 1968 and abolished on July 1, 1973.


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  1. ^ "Records of the office of Emergency Preparedness | National Archives". The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Reorganization Plan Numbered 1 Amendment of 1958 ~ P.L. 85-763" (PDF). 72 Stat. 861 ~ Senate Bill 4059. U.S. Government Printing Office. August 26, 1958.
  3. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Letter to Leo A. Hoegh, Administrator of Federal Civil Defense, on His Becoming Director, Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization.," June 24, 1958". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.
  4. ^ The United States Government Manual. 1995. Mobilization, Office of Defense and Civilian Established by Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1958