"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recognizes that unifying exercise collection under one system reduces the reporting responsibilities of Federal, State and local governments. In June of 2004, the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began collaborating on the implementation of a single exercise scheduling and reporting system (June 2004 memo is attached). To date, FEMA, along with several additional government agencies, has adopted the ODP Secure Portal Exercise Scheduler as the single location for gathering and managing unclassified Federal, State, and local exercise schedule information. The Fiscal Year 2005 Homeland Security Grant Program (i.e., State Homeland Security Program and Urban Area Security Initiative) and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) require that States and urban areas produce, and update annually, a Multi-year Exercise Plan and schedule. These schedules must be entered and updated in the ODP Secure Portal Exercise Scheduler (https://odp.esportals.com). It is imperative that States reflect all exercises (technological, terrorism, and natural disasters) planned in their respective jurisdictions (e.g., ODP, REP [Radiological Emergency Preparedness], CSEPP [Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program], CDC [Centers for Disease Control], HRSA [Health Resources and Services Administration], TSA [Transportation Security Administration], etc.)."
Office for Domestic Preparedness Information Bulletin No. 178; ODP Information Bulletin No. 178
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