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Exercise Starter Kits (ESKs)

Exercise Starter Kits are a set of tools and resources for K-12 communities and institutions of higher education (IHE) to self-conduct a tabletop exercise (TTX).

The Exercise Starter Kits reinforce specific emergency plans, protocols, and procedures, while also testing and strengthening preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

Ensuring the Security and Resiliency of Our Schools

As Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month kicks off, I want to talk about one component of infrastructure in particular—our schools—and a new technology S&T just released that will help protect not only the physical buildings, but also the individuals within them.

RTTX Save the Date

Save the date for the 2019 Florida Regional Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Series for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) event.

Readout of Federal Commission on School Safety Event Hosted by DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen

On August 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety meeting, which focused on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and school-based threat assessments. The Commission meeting was chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and attended by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II.

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