By FEMA National Exercise Division
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Exercise Division is pleased to announce the release of the National Level Exercise 2012 Quick Look Report. The QLR provides an overview of the NLE 2012 scenario, describes each component exercise, and outlines preliminary observations and areas of improvement based on evaluators’ observations, documented play, collected data, and participant feedback.
NLE 2012 examined the Nation’s ability to coordinate and implement prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans and capabilities pertaining to a series of significant cyber events over four distinct exercises held between March and June of 2012. The exercise series examined national response plans and procedures including the National Cyber Incident Response Plan, the National Response Framework, and the NRF Cyber Incident Annex.
There were four overarching objectives that guided the NLE 2012 process:
- Examine the NCIRP in guiding the Nation to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a significant cyber event
- Evaluate government (Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and international) roles and responsibilities in coordinating national cyber response efforts and their nexus with physical response efforts, including allocation of resources
- Examine the ability to share information across all levels of government and with the private sector as well as the general public, to create and maintain cyber incident situational awareness, and coordinate response and recovery efforts
- Assess key decision points and decision making in a significant cyber event
The NLE 2012 QLR is currently available on the LLIS.gov website. FEMA/NED encourages staff to share this report with stakeholders that may benefit from this information.
For questions, please contact NEP@fema.
NLE 2012 website on LLIS.gov: LLIS.dhs.gov
NLE 2012 website on FEMA.gov: FEMA.gov