From October 15 – 19, 2007, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will take part in a multi-agency national preparedness exercise known as Top Officials, or TOPOFF. Next week’s exercise is the fourth segment of the TOPOFF series of congressionally mandated exercises administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and designed to strengthen the nation’s capacity to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large-scale terrorist attacks. This full-scale exercise will simulate the response to a radiological dispersal device attack. (cont..)
Addressing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Russian president appeared to mock the U.S. missile defense plan, which is at the center of a tangle of arms control and diplomatic disputes between the former Cold War adversaries.(cont..)
Mass-vaccination exercise gets flu shots to 1,584 (KS)
Jet encounter over Hanford a test exercise (WA)
"That's very definitely the future in Suffolk," said Mike McGinnis, Ph.D., Executive Director of Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center.
The people who work at VMASC are still moving into their newly-finished 60,000 square foot home. The equipment will be set up soon.
From military exercises, to traffic backups, to evacuation routes, VMASC uses models and simulations to find answers. (cont..)