The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on June 11. The workgroup welcomed new member Norbert Archibeque, Bureau Chief for Health & Emergency Preparedness at the New Mexico Department of Health to the group. During the June call, the group had an information update on the 2013 Network Profile of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The presentation looked at the composition of MRCs, the impact MRCs have on their communities, and the administration of MRCs. The group also had an informational update on the National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) strategic objective webinars, as well as a short update on the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) subcommittee markup of the 2015 spending bill. The next call will be on August 13.