"The National Exercise Division (NED), in partnership with the FEMA Regional Offices, is pleased to announce the implementation of the Regional Exercise Support Program, formerly the NED Direct Support Exercise Program. This announcement marks a shift in strategy from a State-focused approach, organized by National Preparedness Directorate Headquarters, to a regional (multi-State) approach, organized by the FEMA Regions, to more effectively integrate national, regional, territorial, tribal, State, and local preparedness exercises. The primary goal of the Regional Exercise Support Program is to support and promote regionally coordinated exercise initiatives. The Regional Exercise Support Program will also serve as a mechanism through which several National Exercise Program (NEP) exercise initiatives will be conducted."
National Preparedness Directorate Information Bulletin No. 276
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