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Meeting: National Level Exercise 2012 (NLE 2012) Private Sector Coordination

  • 12/09/2011
  • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Alion Federal Gateway Bldg, 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, STE 200,Washington DC or via Webinar

Draft Agenda


Registration:  Please register to attend at:  private.sectornle@dhs.gov. 

***Registrants should include the below information in their response***

  • •-          Full Name
  • •-          Title/Role
  • •-          Organization/Company
  • •-          Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource (CIKR) Sector (if applicable)


Teleconference Info:

Dial-in:           1-800-320-4330

PIN:                843540

HSIN Connect Site https://connect.hsin.gov/nle2012wgmeeting/
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Participants: Recommended participants include representatives from the eighteen Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) sectors as defined by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), including Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) and participating company representatives responsible for exercise activities, as well as Associations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Small Businesses interested in learning more about NLE 2012 and potential participation opportunities. 

Please note that organizations that typically interact with more than one Federal government stakeholder (e.g., DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection and DHS Private Sector Office) may receive multiple invitations to this event. In such a case, organizations should decide the appropriate level of participation and sign-up for the event using the above registration link.


Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Exercise Division (NED) invites you to participate in the NLE 2012 Private Sector Coordination Meeting on Friday, December 9, 2011, from 8:30am to 11:00am.


Purpose & Objectives: This coordination meeting is part of the preparation for the upcoming NLE 2012 events.  The purpose of the event is to provide private sector partners with an overview of the NLE 2012 concept and framework, including an introduction to the core exercise objectives and the draft scenario.  FEMA will also use this forum to identify any additional objectives from the private sector to supplement the core NLE 2012 objectives.  Finally, FEMA will provide an overview of the potential NLE 2012 private sector participation opportunities.   


Exercise Overview:  The National Level Exercise (NLE) 2012, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Exercise Division (NED) will examine the Nation’s ability to coordinate and implement prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery plans and capabilities pertaining to a significant cyber event or a series of related cyber events.  Unique to NLE 2012 will be an emphasis on the shared responsibility among the Federal Government; state, local, tribal nations and territories (SLTT); the private sector; and international partners to secure cyberspace and respond together to a significant cyber incident. Private sector participation will contribute to an improved understanding of the roles and responsibilities between the public and private sectors; the information sharing mechanisms available to coordinate decision-making and response activities; and the tools and resources available to assess vulnerabilities, mitigate risk, and improve cyber preparedness.  Participation will also assist government policy makers and incident managers better understand both the capabilities and the requirements of private sector partners, contributing to a more comprehensive and collaborative preparedness posture.  NLE 2012 will include four exercises, including a capstone event.  These exercises will share common scenario elements, planning efforts, and governance structure.  They include:

•§   Information Exchange Exercise;

•§   Cyber Effects/Cyber Storm Exercise;

•§   Whole Community Cyber Event with Physical Effects: Capstone Exercise; and

•§   Continuity Exercise: Eagle Horizon 2012.



Public Transportation:

The most convenient way to access the Alion Federal Gateway Building is via Metro Rail. The Green Line’s Navy Yard Metro Station is located directly across from 1100 New Jersey Avenue. Exit the Metro station at the New Jersey Avenue escalator and the facility will be directly in front you.

Driving Directions:

From Northern Virginia: Take Interstate 395 North across the 14th Street Bridge. Stay to the right after crossing the bridge (the two left lanes are the U.S. 1 North exit). Pass the Maine Avenue, C Street (sign says 395 North U.S. Capitol) and D Streets exits. Exit right at the next exit to South Capitol Street. Continue through the first traffic light (I Street), stay to the right (the two left lanes pass under M Street), turn left at the next traffic light, M Street, S.E. Go three blocks and Alion Federal Gateway Building is on your left.

From Southern Maryland: Take Interstate 295 North, cross the South Capitol Street Bridge. After crossing the bridge, stay to the right (the two left lanes pass under M Street), turn left at the next traffic light, M Street, S.E. Go three blocks and Alion Federal Gateway Building is on your left.


Parking: Limited parking is available in the Federal Gateway I Building for $8.00 an hour, or $16.00 for the full day. The entrance to the parking garage is located on 2nd Street, SE.  Metered street parking is also available in the vicinity of the building.


Meeting POC: Nathan Rodgers (FEMA National Exercise Division) at Nathan.Rodgers@fema.dhs.gov, 202-786-9685.


Questions: For general questions please use the NLE 2012 Private Sector Mailbox, Private.SectorNLE@dhs.gov.


To request disability accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Coordinator for this meeting, Ms. Renee Newell, at rnewell@obsidiandc.com.


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