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November 24, 2006

Article surveys preparedness exercises

Filed under: Preparedness and Response — by Christian Beckner on November 24, 2006

GovExec published a long story on Wednesday that looks at the role of exercises and simulations as a tool to improve emergency preparedness and response capabilities. It’s a solid piece, discussing the benefits and limitations of different types of exercises and highlighting a few imperatives for these exercises, such as the importance of issuing after-action reports and working seriously to address their implications.

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