Department of Defense Instruction 3020.47: DoD Participation in the National Exercise Program (NEP) [open pdf - 143KB]
"Pursuant to the authorities provided in DoD Directive 5111.1 (Reference (a)), this Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides instructions for DoD participation in the NEP consistent with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) Memorandum on the NEP Charter, and the APHS/CT Memorandum on the NEP Implementation Plan (References (b) through (d)). This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense. Consistent with Reference (b), it is DoD policy to: a. Support U.S. Government policy to strengthen the preparedness of the United States by fully implementing the NEP. b. Provide comprehensive and effective support to the NEP, coordinated among the DoD Components, to increase the value of the NEP to the U.S. Government and the Department of Defense. c. Actively participate in and support NEP exercises to evaluate emerging policy issues; engage with U.S. Government partners; challenge and improve the Department of Homeland Security 'National Response Framework' (Reference (e)); and enhance U.S. Government and DoD planning and decision-making processes consistent with References (c) and (d). d. Integrate the NEP with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Manual 3500.03B (Reference (f)) when and where the NEP overlaps with existing DoD exercise programs."
DoD Instruction 3020.47; DoDD 3020.47
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