CNA, a research organization in Arlington, VA. has an Active Shooter Exercise Kit, designed to help guide law enforcement agencies on how to plan, conduct, and evaluate a tabletop exercise for responding to an active shooter incident on U.S. military installations and identify actions for improvement.
Some of the After Action Reports on major incidents, we have found on the web. Know of any others available as OSINT? Please add in the comments. If any of these links are broken, please let us know via an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2015||Attacks on Paris, France|
|2017||Las Vegas MCI – October 1st Route 91 Concert Shooting|
|2017||Independent Review of the 2017 Protest Events in Charlottesville, Virginia|
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed the COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) to assist private sector stakeholders and critical infrastructure owners and operators in assessing short-term, intermediate, and long-term recovery and business continuity plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approved by the White House Task Force, and with input from the Federal interagency, this CTEP also provides organizations the opportunity to discuss how ongoing recovery efforts would be impacted by concurrent response operations to a potential “second wave” of global pandemic infections.
You can find the SitMan, Exercise Planner and Facilitator Evaluator Handbooks, Exercise Brief Slide Deck Template and more at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/covid-19-recovery-ctep-documents.
Once you have your team in place, workable Crisis Communications Team Plan (and Crisis Communications Plan – the one with what you will communicate as templates, to whom, and how), it is now time to exercise the team. This is the final step in the POETE process, as described in the fifth Crisis Communications Workshop. Here is what we have to offer:
The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) has created a series of HSEEP-compliant exercises related to Ebola for healthcare facilities (Frontline Facilities, Assessment Hospitals, Healthcare Coalitions, State-Designated Ebola Treatment Centers, and others). You can find them at https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/exercise-templates/exercises .
Recognizing and Mitigating against COVID-19 Organizational Impacts
Some U.S. State and Countries are experiencing a pause in increasing positive cases. Others are exploding beyond their medical capabilities. When is the second wave coming? What will happen if a hurricane comes? Or an earthquake? Can our expanded use of at-home technology continue to support virtual work? What if a large-scale computer virus attack occurs? Are schools really opening in the fall?
Download our free white paper on the subject of Recognizing and Mitigating against COVID-19 Organizational Impacts, which includes sample S.M.A.R.T. goals for business continuity along a POETE construct.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Social Media Emergency Management (SMEM) Guidance Tool (SMEM Guidance Tool) is an easy-to-use tool designed to support emergency managers (EMs), public information officers (PIOs), and others working in crisis communications with the development of planning materials for SMEM operations. The SMEM Guidance Tool is free and provides potential users a simple, step-by-step line of questioning to create plans to improve SMEM operations within their organizations. It is automated, web accessible, and mobile to enhance usability for practitioners, who often have limited time to dedicate to SMEM planning and operations efforts.
DHS S&T released the existing SMEM Guides (Social Media Business Case Guide, Digital Volunteer Program Guide, and Social Media Plan Guide) in a PDF format as a resource for SMEM practitioners. The SMEM Guidance Tool builds on the existing DHS S&T SMEM Guides (linked below) and provides users with a more robust and user-friendly experience in creating planning materials for SMEM operations. Users can create a Social Media Business Case and Digital Volunteer Program with the tool. The feature for completing a Social Media Plan will be integrated by the end of 2019.
Visit the SMEM Guidance Tool at smemguidancetool.org
Barton Dunant has created a Reception Center/Shelter Table Top Exercise for government and non-government groups to use for planning for congregate care sheltering in the “new” normal of COVID-19. Many of the standard protocols for sheltering (including reception centers, warming/cooling centers, etc.) are no longer applicable or need significant modifications, along with additional staff training and equipment. COVID-19 for Sheltering requires a re-analysis of POETE – Planning, Organization, Equipment, Training and Exercising. Once a jurisdiction re-evaluates its Planning and Organization of congregate care sheltering and identifies and implements additional equipment and training; it is highly prudent to make sure everyone (and everything) is on the same page by conducting a series of exercises – before the need arises.