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Virginia HSEEP Susan Mongold & Aaron Kesecker April 29, 2014.

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1 Virginia HSEEP Susan Mongold & Aaron Kesecker April 29, 2014

2 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Presentation Overview Understand Virginias interpretation of the revisions to HSEEP Linking objectives from National to State to Local Involving the whole community Improvement Planning Workshop Cycle Discuss revision to Virginias HSEEP program Update regional/state exercise Technical assistance Focused HSEEP training Whole community and subregions Apply technology 2

3 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Mission Statement To build and sustain the capabilities of Virginia state and local responders and their partners in all phases of Emergency Management, through a comprehensive training and exercise program. 3

4 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Virginia Objective Linkages The NEP uses an objectives-based planning approach in which overarching central objectives serve as the basis of the exercise program and the primary drivers of exercise development NEP uses three levels of objectives: Principal Objectives: critical, high-level functions, mission, and priorities General Objectives: operational priorities Exercise-Specific Objectives: objectives, capabilities, or event- specific actions 4

5 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Virginia Objective Linkages Federal GovernanceVirginia Governance Homeland Security Council Homeland Security Committee Deputies Committee Domestic Resiliency Group Exercise and Evaluation Sub- Interagency Policy Committee Exercise Implementation Committee Exercise Specific Workgroups Secure Commonwealth Panel (Principle) Quarterly Interagency Exercise Team (General) Regional Exercise Planning Teams State Agency Exercise Planning Teams (Specific) Principle Objectives General Obj. Ex. Specific Objective

6 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Involving the Whole Community A key tenet of the NEP is active participation from across the whole community Virginia has expanded involving community partners this through several avenues Training localities on inclusive response planning and applications On going training of instructors on VAs population and culture diversity Customization of courses to include VA specific information on engaging whole community Including community partners in VDEM led meetings and committees Engaging community partners in exercises and activations Expanding relationships with VOAD, CERT, private sector 6

7 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 I P W Cycle Two-year NEP cycle begins with the establishment of Principal Objectives and moves through exercises Virginia interpretation was to move IPWs to a two-year cycle Current view - this frequency is not sufficient for keeping abreast of changing needs related to events and turnover Will align VDEM IPW and Grants annual meeting in

8 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Update Regional/State Exercise targeted exercise levels 2 exercises x 7 regions = 14 2 state exercises = present targeted exercise levels 1 exercise x 7 regions = 7 2 state exercises = 2 7 technical assistance exercises = 7 Procured multi-vendor contract for exercises Avg = 23 8

9 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Technical Assistance New target of 16 exercises annually however… Technical Assistance includes Just in time HSEEP coaching Scenario database Exercise design review and assistance Evaluator training 9

10 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Focused HSEEP Training 10 Developing Virginia specific training progression HSEEP Overview HSEEP Design and Evaluation Exercise Control and Simulation Course Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning Course Uses EMI online courses as pre-requisites Continue to encourage participation in EMI HSEEP courses and Master Exercise Program

11 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Whole Community and Subregions Goal – to expand a localitys community footprint while keeping the exercise effective with measurable outcomes Virginias solutions Include community partners in exercise planning teams Identify opportunities to engage subregions of the state Provide exercise opportunities for localities in annual Virginia Emergency Response Team (state) Exercise Encourage training and exercise in preparation for specific local/regional events 11

12 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 Apply Technology 12 After Action Report development EEGs done in a facilitated meeting following exercise Completed on laptops and reports submitted electronically at conclusion of meeting Eventbrite registration with phone/laptop check in process Scenario database Webinars – plan review, evaluator and controller training Use of social media simulation platform Statewide exercise calendar

13 Mongold/Kesecker April 29, 2014 For more information 13 Susan Mongold Aaron Kesecker


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