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Shaken Fury 2019

Shaken Fury 2019. Response and Recovery The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and its vision of a prepared and resilient nation.  DHS S&T will partner with key stakeholders for FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 exercise which simulates the response and recovery to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. The Shaken Fury exercise will take place May 29 to June 7, 2019 near Memphis, Tennessee.

Representation of the 18 states of the Central United States Earthquake Consortium DHS S&T has an excellent opportunity to work across federal, state, and local governments, as well as non-governmental organizations and the private sector via the exercise.  This will assist organizations with the transition and adoption of technologies and new protocols.  Additionally, DHS S&T’s participation will improve each region’s capacity to respond and recover from significant events.

DHS S&T partners with the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), which represents 18 states, all committed to building regional resilience. DHS S&T and CUSEC work alongside states and FEMA Regions to enable the transition and adoption of technologies that will:

  • Improve information exchange;
  • Enhance situational awareness; and
  • Enable the prioritization of resources across the public and private sectors.

Information Sharing

  • Multi-Agency Information Sharing during catastrophic events
    Integration and adoption of information sharing capabilities across federal, non-federal and private sector entities in  support of response and recovery to a catastrophic event
  • DOD/DHS Collaboration on Information Sharing and Interoperability
    Inform DoD and DHS strategic decisions regarding the advancement of information sharing interoperability IAW DoD/DHS.

NGFR APEX Operational Experiment

  • S&T's Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) Apex Objectives;
  • Advance communications interoperability; and
  • Resiliency at regional level (Jefferson County/Birmingham, AL)

Urban Search & Rescue (USAR)

  • S&T technology is integrated with the national USAR exercise.  Participants’ feedback not only informs future development of technology but also results in new/stronger relationships. The benefits extend beyond the exercise as they support the development, testing, deployment and adoption of S&T sponsored technology.

Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

  • Measure and advance communication interoperability across CUSEC states.


Urban Search and Rescue Mission Video

Communication and Data Mission

Last Updated: 01/30/2022
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