In 2013, OGL was awarded a five-year, task order-based contract to provide exercise services to the NJ Office of Homeland Security Preparedness.
OGL supported the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) with the design, development, conduct and evaluation of a cyber security Workshop for the Food Industry. The Workshop, which consisted of educational sessions, (classroom instruction, panel discussions, and scenario driven discussion) provided participants the opportunity to walk-through a cyber scenario and explore issues and tasks associated with a cyber incident.
We supported OHSP with the design, development, conduct and evaluation of a tabletop exercise focused on mass gatherings. The “scenario” and exercise took place at one of NJ’s large theme parks and exercised various core capabilities and objectives associated with a mass gatherings response.
Next, OGL supported OHSP with the design, development, conduct and evaluation of Bakken crude rail tank car incident exercise series. The exercise series provided an opportunity for local, county and state emergency management and public safety professionals to discuss roles and responsibilities in response to a Bakken crude oil rail tank car incident.
Additionally, OGL supported the design, development, conduct and evaluation of four (4) regional active threat based tabletop exercises. The underlying scenario for those exercises involved an active shooter and potential active improvised explosive device (IED) threat. (Active IED is modeled after the Boston Marathon Bombing incident in which the assailants threw homemade explosive devices at responding officers.) Each exercise took place in a shopping mall in each of the four NJ OHSP Regions.
Lastly, OGL supported OHSP with the design, development, conduct and evaluation of a mall security active shooter workshop. The workshop served as the precursor to the four (4) regional active threat-based tabletop exercises.