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The National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Series for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite you to participate in the 2019 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX).

2019 NTTX: Explosive Device Attack

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now seeking a partner college or university to serve as the host institution for the 2019 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education, or NTTX, anticipated to be held in October 2019. Final event date will be dependent on host institution’s schedule and availability.

The 2019 NTTX will be a two-day event, with 450 attendees and staff, and will include a multi-module tabletop exercise, seminar and workshop sessions, and an after-action session. The topic for this year’s event will be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Attack on campus.

If your institution would like to be considered as this event’s host institution, please apply here. The host institution specifications and logistics can be found here. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

If your institution has any questions or would like any additional information, please feel free to reach out to AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov.

Previous NTTX Events

NTTX 2018: Threats of Campus Disorder

The 2018 NTTX event took place at the University of Texas at San Antonio and focused on threats of campus disorder during a large event. More than 475 from 123 colleges and universities across the United States attended the event. 

NTTX 2017: Failure in Campus Infrastructure Caused by Cyber-Attack

The 2017 NTTX event took place at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and focused on a failure in campus infrastructure caused by a cyber-attack. More than 400 participants from 100 colleges and universities across the United States attended the event. 

NTTX 2016: Campus Violence

The 2016 NTTX event took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago and focused on campus violence and active shooter events across the U.S. higher education community. More than 375 participants from 90 colleges and universities across 29 states and the District of Columbia attended the event.

NTTX 2015: Cyber Threats

The 2015 NTTX event took place at Indiana University and focused on the cyber threat landscape across the U.S. higher education community. More than 280 participants from 80 colleges and universities across 32 states and the District of Columbia attended the event.

NTTX 2014: Infectious Disease

The 2014 NTTX event took place at Northeastern University and provided insight into common planning, preparedness and resilience best practices and challenges of the academic community when faced with an infectious disease outbreak. More than 105 participants from 21 colleges and universities attended the event.

Last Published Date: February 6, 2019

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