The government's new NDPO is due by the end of 2004.
With respect to the domestic political scene, the impact of Koizumi's weakened position on the substance of the NDPO is unclear.
The future direction of debate on both the NDPO and the timing and substance of the constitutional question will be influenced by a number of external factors.
Both the new NDPO and the later emergence of a revised constitution should provide the framework for strengthening the U.
, allows some streamlining and force structure reductions.
The NDPO seems to be more of a coordination center, "empowering" the emergency response community through electronic links to information sources.
A lack of credentials in CB device assessment and handling and post-incident response makes the NDPO a knowledge source, not a leader.
This would replace the NDPO in its poorly executed mission of coordinating federal agencies that don't want to cooperate and "empowering" emergency responders as they develop their city response plans.