Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Plans to “Improve” National Emergency Exercises
It would appear that the criminal regime of the Meccachurian,
is gearing up their plans for total dictatorship.
Sensing the tide turning,
plans are being fast tracked.
The Meccachurian's Administration plans to increase the frequency, intensity and
realism of emergency planning exercises involving senior government officials
and emergency responders in a so-called effort to improve the nation’s emergency
“This administration understands and believes in the importance of exercising
[for national emergencies] and requires that the most senior levels of
government are involved in all aspects,” wrote Homeland Security Secretary Janet
Napolitano in an internal
memorandum (pdf) last week.
“Much has been accomplished through the implementation of the first generation
of a national exercise program, however it is also critical that we continue to
improve these programs,” she wrote.
Napolitano directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to “develop a two-year
progressive exercise program that increases the total number of exercises and
culminates in a full-scale biennial intergovernmental National Level Exercise.”
“Drills should be primarily no notice, or limited notice, and be conducted
periodically during the two-year cycle by partners across DHS and the
interagency, focusing on testing a single specific operation or function.”
Functional level exercises are to be conducted “in settings such as they would
experience during an actual event.” The culminating National Level Exercise is
to involve “actual ‘boots on the ground’ responders, with exercise elements
driven by field actions rather than purely by scripted injects.”
The National Exercise Program currently includes a planned 2011 exercise on
terrorism, and a 2012 exercise on cyber terrorism. These previously planned
exercises should adhere to the new standards “to the maximum degree
practicable,” Secretary Napolitano indicated.
“An effective exercise program is the cornerstone of our nation’s collective
preparedness and resilience. Only by testing… can we be sure of the
effectiveness of our plans for preventing, responding to an recovering from
disasters and acts of terrorism and the preparedness of those charged with
supporting and protecting the American people,” she wrote.
A November 2008 report from the Congressional Research Service examined
“Homeland Emergency Preparedness and the National Exercise Program: Background,
Policy Implications, and Issues for Congress” (pdf).