Because of our extensive experience in the national security and emergency management arenas, ORAU is often involved in the development of exercise policies, procedures, plans and guidelines that ensure a consistent, effective response effort.
Our timely, solutions-oriented, operational advice and assistance has been recognized by our customers across the country, whether the situation requires expertise in specialized training or real-time response to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction or terrorism.
Some examples of our exercise and planning support success stories include:
As part of a series of nationwide readiness drills known as Capstone 2014, more than 25 experts from ORAU led planning, execution and after-action review for the full-scale NUWAIX 2014 on behalf of DOE.
To assist the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office with protecting large-scale structures and venues from radiological terrorism, ORAU developed and successfully executed the Advanced Radiological and Nuclear Detection Operations course.
For more than 20 years, ORAU has managed the Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG), which fosters the exchange of information, ideas, resources and products to support the DOE/NNSA emergency management community.
Our expertise in training, exercise planning and management is helping us to support the state of California in its efforts to integrate NIMS throughout its emergency exercise design and execution processes.
ORAU supports BOR’s exercise program by providing operational assistance and expertise for five national-critical exercise facilities, including Hoover Dam and Grand Coulee Dam.