OSLDPS Advanced Distributed Learning Strategy

Report
Office for Domestic
Preparedness:
Supporting Homeland Defense
Kerry L. Thomas
Program Manager
State and Local Program Management Division
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Why are we here?
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Roadmap
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ODP Background
30 April 1998 - Office of Justice Programs
charged to improve WMD incident response
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Develop and administer
State and local training assistance programs
 State and local equipment assistance programs
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Authorization
FY 98 - FY 02 DOJ Appropriations
 USA Patriot Act (PL 108-88): blanket
authorization of ODP first responder assistance
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ODP Mission
What: Develop & implement a national
program
Why: Enhance the capacity of State and local
agencies to respond to WMD terrorism
How:
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Equipment Acquisition
Technical Assistance
Coordinated Training
Support for Federal, State, and local exercises
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Building Capacity
Engaging the
Field
Exercise
Support
Equipment
Acquisition
Technical
Assistance
Training
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Laying the Foundation
States/territories work with responders &
public health
3-Year Domestic Preparedness Strategies
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50 States
District of Columbia
5 U.S. Territories
Based on suite of assessments
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Threat & Vulnerability
Capabilities and Needs
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Meeting the Challenge…
Through Partnership
Respond to specific State and local requirements
Work with communities to conduct assessments of
State and local needs and capabilities
Use assessments to guide state strategy
development and execution
Work with the operators at the tip of the spear
Feedback through meetings and conferences
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Equipment Support
Increase response capacity to WMD terrorism
through:
Direct funding to purchase equipment
 Equipment operation and maintenance training
 Nationwide caches of pre-positioned equipment
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Equipment Grant Funding
County and Municipal Programs – discontinued
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FY 1998: $12M
FY 1999: $31.7M
41 Jurisdictions
157 Jurisdictions
State Agency Program – formula grant
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FY 1999: $53.8M
FY 2000: $2.9M
FY 2000/2001: $145.3M
FY 2002: $301.7
50 States
6 Territories
56 States & Territories
56 States & Territories
NLD Program
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FY 2001: $14.6M
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52 Cities
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Equipment Categories
Detection
Decontamination
Personal protective
equipment
Interoperable
communications
Explosive device
mitigation and
remediation
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WMD technical rescue
General support
Medical
supplies/pharmaceuticals
Security enhancements
and target hardening
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Equipment Purchase
Assistance
Agreements in place with:
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Defense Supply Center Philadelphia
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Marine Corps Systems Command
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Contact: Bill Litz, (215) 737-4452
Contact: Charles Bell, (703) 784-5897
Grantee access to Federal purchasing programs
Benefits:
Competition = fair & reasonable pricing
 Expedited equipment purchases
 Streamlined procurement
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Equipment Technical
Assistance
Established in partnership with Pine Bluff
Arsenal
NO COST to jurisdiction
Mobile teams
Technical info and training on equipment:
Calibration
 Operation
 Maintenance
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Pre-positioned
Equipment Program
Goal: sustain ongoing efforts by replenishing
assets
Positioned in strategic locations
Currently 2 “pods” – 1 operational, 1 training
To field additional pods by end CY 2002
Pre-staging for high-profile events
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Other Equipment
Efforts
Inter Agency Board
Equipment purchase lists derived from
Standardized Equipment List
Equipment Reuse Program
DOE/DOJ/HPS partnership
 Surplus radiation detection instrumentation
 Training, maintenance and calibration
services
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Training Program
Comprehensive training
curriculum
30+ Courses
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Awareness
Performance
Management & Planning
NO COST
Based on accepted
professional standards
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Complement existing
certifications
Coordinated through
Federal Inter-Agency
Design & delivery through
specialized institutions
Mobile and in-residence
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National Domestic
Preparedness Consortium
Center for Domestic
Preparedness
New Mexico Tech
Texas A&M Univ.
Nevada Test Site
National Exercise,
Test & Training Center
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Louisiana State Univ.
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Other Partners
International Association of Firefighters
National Governor’s Association
National Sheriffs Association
Pine Bluff Arsenal
National Terrorism Preparedness Institute
US Conference of Mayors
US Public Health Service
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CoMNET and Live
Response Programs
Consequence Management, News, Equipment and
Training (CoMNET)
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News-magazine program
Multiple news and feature stories
“Nuts and bolts” information
Live Response
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Audience call-in program
Panel of response experts
4th Wednesday of each month, 2-3pm EST
Available through various networks (EENET, FETN/LETN)
Webcast at http://terrorism.spjc.edu/webcast.html
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Training Initiatives
Training Resources and Data Exchange
Inter-Agency partnerships
 Requirements analysis
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Tasks by discipline
 Criticality
 Existing training
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Training Guidelines under review
Distance Learning efforts
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Course Review and
Certification Process
Consortium site
conducts pilot(s)
Notifies ODP
for review
ODP selects
panel of SMEs
SMEs review course
recommend changes
Consortium site
implements changes
ODP verifies
changes
Course Fielded
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Technical Assistance
On-site technical assistance:
General: Developing and enhancing response
plans
 Information Management: Helpline, Information
Clearinghouse, Listserv
 State Strategy Development: focused TA to help
states develop and implement strategies
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NO COST to State and local jurisdictions
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Technical Assistance
ODP Helpline
800-368-6498
 Staffed 9 AM - 6 PM EST on business days
 Info related to ODP programs and services
 Referrals to ODP program staff
 Non-emergency assistance with WMD
technical questions
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Information Clearinghouse
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http://odp.ncjrs.org
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National Exercise
Program
Top Officials (TOPOFF)
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Congressionally mandated
May 2000
Largest Federal, state, and local exercise of its kind
Involved 3 separate venues and many federal agencies
Simulated simultaneous chemical, biological, and
radiological attacks around the country
Lessons learned for all levels of the response community
Currently planning TOPOFF II in 2003
Federal-State-Local exercise series
National Security Special Events
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State and Local
Exercise Program
Assistance to State and
local jurisdictions
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Exercise design
Exercise development
Exercise execution
Exercise evaluation
FY 2001 Funding: $3.99
Million
FY 2002 Funding:
$37.89 Million
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Includes contractor
assistance and or grants
to reimburse jurisdictions
for exercise-related costs
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Overtime
Consumables
Travel
Consultant costs
NLD Completion
Exercise manual and
toolkit
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Questions?
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/
800-368-6498
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