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National Exercise Program

The National Exercise Program (NEP) is the Nation’s exercise program. This national initiative is to test, assess and improve the nation’s preparedness and resiliency. By assessing preparedness against a set of common national preparedness priorities, the Principals’ Objectives, the NEP improves preparedness and resiliency and affects policy, priorities and fiscal decisions.

The NEP is truly national in scope with the goal of fostering coordination and building relationships across the Nation before an incident occurs.

Each NEP cycle includes exercise types from drills to functional exercises and includes participants and exercises from all levels of government, non-governmental and private sector organizations and the Whole Community.

For More Information

Visit the National Exercise Program page on for more information on the benefits of participating in the NEP, how to nominate your exercise, and how the NEP affects national preparedness.


Last Published Date: September 22, 2015

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