FEMA

Safety and Security Case Study

Since 2006, Bridgeborn has been supporting the Department of Homeland Security with the design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning for multiple interagency, federal, state and local exercises. Bridgeborn has provided program management support for the following areas:

 

  • Bridgeborn has supported multiple National Level Exercises (NLE) including Top Official’s Exercise (TOPOFF) 3 and 4, NLE 2-2008, 2009, and 2010. Bridgeborn staff has served in key roles for the design, develop, conduct and evaluation for multiple NLEs, including serving as the Deputy Program Manager, Lead Exercise Planner, Lead Exercise Controller, Deputy Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) Manger and National Exercise Master Scenario Events List (NxMSEL) support staff.
    Since the program’s inception, Bridgeborn’s support team to the Terrorism Prevention Exercise Program (TPEP) has taken a key role in helping prepare our law enforcement and intelligence communities to prevent and deter possible terrorist attacks. The primary mission of TPEP is to enhance overall terrorism prevention capabilities of the Nation through the conduct of prevention-focused exercises and support activities. These activities increase levels of awareness and cooperation and information sharing among homeland security, intelligence and law enforcement officials at all levels of government.
    Bridgeborn has supported a broad base of state and regional exercises. These exercises have included assisting multiple universities and a professional sports team to prepare for a terrorism event during special events. Bridgeborn has assisted city and state response units exercise their ability to respond to events such as a train derailment or hazmat spill. Bridgeborn has also assisted states' most risk-sensitive organizations in testing their continuity of operations (COOP) plans. These COOP exercises assess the state’s ability to ensure the performance of essential functions and essential operations during a disaster.

     

Bridgeborn has played a leading role in supporting federal, state and local entities to develop and refine the overall approach to building realistic exercises. The company has a wealth of expertise on staff, including former national-level counterterrorism analysts, special operation and emergency response officials, all enabling us to develop credible exercises and to drive realistic exercise experiences.