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Exercises and Planning

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education assists government agencies effectively manage their emergency preparedness and response needs through exercises and planning. Whether a natural disaster, act of terrorism or other hazard, ORISE provides mission-focused operational experience in real-world environments.

How ORISE is Making a Difference

Through our work to support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies, ORISE is helping to strengthen our nation's emergency response capabilities in the areas of counterterrorism, consequence management and nuclear/radiological response.

Learn more about how ORISE is making a difference in the area of exercises and planning through the project examples listed below.

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Securing the Golden State

ORISE works closely with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) by engaging in policy implementation, planning, training and exercise development.

Amber Waves 2012

Amber Waves 2012

ORISE assisted the U.S. Department of Energy in delivering a series of training events, referred to as Amber Waves 2012, which were designed to foster interagency collaboration among federal, state, and local organizations with stakes in a radiological emergency response.

Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Regional  Critical Infrastructure Crisis Response Exercise Program

Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Regional Critical Infrastructure Crisis Response Exercise Program

ORISE supports BOR’s exercise program by providing operational assistance and expertise for five national-critical exercise facilities, including Hoover Dam and Shasta Dam.

Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG)

Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG)

ORISE plans and facilitates the EMI SIG annual meetings, which bring together emergency managers from across the DOE complex to share emergency management information.

Golden Guardian

Golden Guardian

ORISE supports the California Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) through planning for the annual Golden Guardian exercises.

Joint Information Center (JIC)

Joint Information Center

ORISE supports the DOE Oak Ridge Operations Joint Information Center with training, management of the facility and onsite advisory capabilities.

Preventing Nuclear Smuggling Program

ORISE has extended its national security expertise to assist government leaders and law enforcement in many countries as they unite in efforts to apprehend and prosecute nuclear materials smugglers.

First responders taking part in emergency training