CSTI's Exercise Program provides a selection of capability based discussion exercise on a variety of topics that can be delivered at the county, region, and state levels. We also support functional exercises (FE) for Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and Department Operations Centers (DOC).
All activities are in accordance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines to maximize efficiency and minimize work load. Ideally, the process would include one to two planning meetings to tailor the exercise (in person, by phone, or email exchanges), a 2-4 hour exercise, and one After Action Report (AAR) Conference.
Exercise Program Support Capabilities:Exercise facilitation and planning support
Meet with customer to tailor currently available exercise documents to meet specific needsElectronic master copies of exercise documentation/materials: Invitations, Minutes, Agendas, Situation Manuals (SitMan), Name Tents, PowerPoint Presentations, Exercise Evaluation Guides, Draft AARsTrack RSVPs
Pandemic InfluenzaContinuity of OperationsFood & AgriculturePublic Information & WarningMass Care & ShelterEvacuationAccess and Functional NeedsVolunteer ManagementEmergency Operation Center ManagementExecutive Level Roles & Responsibilities in a DisasterPublic/Private Partnerships in a DisasterManagement Decision Making in a Cyber IncidentInformation SharingInteroperable Communications
Functional Exercise (FE) for Emergency Operations Centers and Department Operations CentersCustomer ResponsibilitiesIdentify the type of exercise neededSeminar: Provide overview of new or current plans, resources, strategies, concepts or ideas
Workshop: Achieve specific goal or build product (e.g., exercise objectives, standard operating procedures, policies, plans
Tabletop: Validate plans and procedures by utilizing a hypothetical scenario to drive participant discussionsAcquire willing participants utilizing provided invitationsPost exercise to National Exercise Schedule (NEXS)Venue for the exerciseParticipate in at least two planning meetings (could be by phone or in person)Review and reproduce all exercise materials prepared for distributionWith Exercise Program assistance, finalize and submit After Action Report (AAR) and Improvement Plan (IP)
*Note: Exercise support, outside of Golden Guardian, will not be available during the months of April and May due to Golden Guardian exercise support requirements.