RealNews

Topoff exercise would benefit from better information sharing: IG

The federal government’s biennial Top Officials (Topoff) exercise for homeland security would be more effective if IT systems were developed to track and share information more openly and efficiently among participating agencies and with the private sector, according to a new report from Homeland Security Department inspector general Richard Skinner. The report evaluates the Topoff 3 exercise conducted in April that simulated a pneumonic plague outbreak in Union and Middlesex counties in New Jersey and a mustard gas attack in New London, Conn. The participants included 27 federal, 30 state and 44 local departments and agencies, as well as 156 private-sector organizations. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.