With all option years and access to an increased capacity pool to support the Agency in the event of an incident of national significance
, the contract could total $64 million over 5 years.
IT DIDN'T TAKE an incident of national significance
for city officials in Danville, Virginia, to understand the importance of interoperable communications.
In similar fashion, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 establishes threshold criteria for an event to qualify as an incident of national significance warranting a coordinated federal response.
To qualify as an incident of national significance, an event must meet one of four criteria.
The process starts at the Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC) when the National Response Coordination Center initiates individual ESFs in response to an incident of national significance.
An incident of national significance
is described as an incident with high impact requiring an extensive and well-coordinated response by federal, state, local, tribal, and nongovernmental authorities to save lives, minimize damage, and provide the basis for long-term community and economic recovery.
The exercise was designed to test the Nation's ability to respond to a major incident of national significance and the collaboration between various government top officials and the private sector.
During any incident of national significance, whether man-made or the result of a natural disaster, it is imperative that the United States execute a coordinated response that includes government and industry working together to protect national and economic security, public health and public safety," said Robert B.
The exercise required Juniper management to make decisions quickly and under stress in the execution of its own response plan, to protect employees, carry out essential functions, and maintain a common operating framework during an incident of national significance.
Cyber Storm Provides DHS a Nationwide Cyber Security Exercise to Assess the Preparedness Capabilities in Response to a Cyber Incident of National Significance
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber Storm Exercise -- the federal government's first national full scale exercise to assess preparedness capabilities in response to a cyber incident of national significance.