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DRILL REPORT: National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10) -- May 17-21, 2010


 

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DRILL REPORT: National Level Exercise 2010 (NLE 10) -- May 17-21, 2010

NLE 09 which occurred at the end of July last year, had an unprecedented amount of military movement and training for martial law. This year's National Level Exercise will be fully integrated with Eagle Horizon 2010, a drill focusing on continuity of government (COG--also known as Rex 84, and the implementation of PDD-51). NLE 09 did not have this added component.

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When: May 17-21, 2010
Where: FEMA Region 8 (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah), FEMA Region 9 (California, Nevada, Arizona), National Capital Region
Who: FEMA, DHS, Department of Transportation, NORTHCOM, NORAD

Contracted Companies: L3 Communications (wikipedia entry, Muckety map), Bridgeborn, Ogilvy Public Relations (wikipedia entry, Muckety map)


Scenario: An improvised nuclear device detonation in a major US city. This is a "domestic terrorism" focused drill. Response to such destruction and COG plans enacted. Summary of NLE 10 here. Summary of Eagle Horizon 2009 (for reference) here.






Dates are from the Department of Transportation website, quoted below. All other sites merely say "May 2010." Dates are always subject to change, etc.


Training and Exercise Program


Summary: The program objective is to sustain a robust training and exercise program based upon all-hazards emergency management to meet all preparedness, response, and recovery needs, including those for COOP/COG and the regional emergency transportation program. This program integrates the requirements of the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) into DOT policies, plans, and programs. Additionally, it tests and validates these documents through training and exercises. The Program Manager participates in the planning, conduct and evaluation of inter-agency exercises and prepares DOT representatives (up to and including the Secretary, as appropriate) for participation in major exercises. The Program Manager also represents the Department at all interagency training and exercise meetings and the Homeland Security Council (HSC) Domestic Readiness Group (DRG) Exercise and Evaluation Sub-Policy Coordination Committee (E & E Sub-PCC) meetings. Lastly the Program Manager is assisting in the development of DOT training requirements for the new National Security Professional Development program (under Executive Order 13434) and Reconstruction/Stabilization training requirements of National Security Presidential Decision (NSPD - 44).

Partner Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Federal departments and agencies.

Stakeholders: Operating Administrations, DOT Senior Officials, and Interagency community.

Major Projects:

* Key Exercises and Events for 2010
o Principal Level Exercise 4-09: October 21, 2009; Major Earth Quake in San Francisco, CA.
o Tier II Support to Vigilant Shield Exercise: Early November, 2009; Support to Canadian 2010 Winter Olympic Games
o Principal Level Exercise 1-10: November 10, 2009 (Asst Sec) and December 4, 2009 (S-1); Support for the 2010 Winter Olympics
o SONS 2010: March 22-24, 2010; Spill of National Significance Exercise
o National Level Seminar II: April 7, 2010; Recovery from an Improvised Nuclear Device – IND – Attack
o Tier II Support to Exercise Liberty RadEX (EPA): April 26-30, 2010; Recovery from an Radiological Dispersal Device – RDD – in Philadelphia, PA
o Principal Level Exercise 2-10; April 22, 2010; Response to an Improvised Nuclear Device - IND
o Principal Level Exercise 3-10: June 17, 2010; Recovery from an Improvised Nuclear Device-IND- Attack
o National Level Exercise 1-10 and Eagle Horizon 10; May 17-21, 2010: Improvised Nuclear Device-IND and Continuity deployment exercise
o Principal Level Exercise 4-10: July, 2010: Topic to be Assigned by the National Security Staff
o Cyber Storm III: September 2010; Cyber attack on government computer networks and national infrastructure control systems

* Key Training Focus for 2010
o National Response Framework (NRF)
o National Incident Management System (NIMS)
o National Security Professional Development (Training and Education)
o DOT Emergency Response Team (ERT) Specialized Training
o Reconstruction and Stabilization (R&S)
o Continuity of Operations Planning and Government (COOP/COG)
o National and DOT Pandemic Influenza Plan H1N1 control procedures
o DOT Regional Emergency Transportation Coordinator and Representative Training (RETCO and RETREP)
o Specialized Training for Transportation Intelligence Analysts
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