EXERCISE DOCTRINE SUPPORT SERVICES Aveshka personnel provided a range of Exercise Doctrine Support Services to FEMA’s National Exercise Division (NED), including doctrine development, curriculum development, materials development, and stakeholder outreach. Our support spanned various NED activities and programs, including the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), the National Exercise Program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Exercise and Evaluation Program, the National Exercise and Simulation Center, and the National Training and Education System.
PRESIDENTIAL POLICY DIRECTIVE (PPD)-8 IMPLEMENTATION Aveshka assisted FEMA’s PPD-8 Program Executive Office (PEO) with a series of PPD-8 implementation tasks including: 1) Interagency collaboration; 2) Stakeholder engagement; 3) Policy analysis; 4) Red team support; and 5) Meeting facilitation and logistical support. Aveshka provided policy option identification, policy recommendations, gap analysis, and policy assessments of the current preparedness landscape during the development of the key PPD-8 deliverables. Aveshka also assisted FEMA with the identification and mitigation of potential challenges through the provision of strategic advice during the development of specific documents and PPD-8 required deliverables. Aveshka personnel reviewed and edited PPD-8 documents, including the National Preparedness Goal, the description of the National Preparedness System, the National Planning System, each of the National Planning Frameworks, and the Interagency Operations Plans.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)/OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE (ASPR) Aveshka supports all aspects of ASPR’s mission, ranging from emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, public health policy and planning, and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) stakeholder engagement. Aveshka personnel support the activities of ASPR’s Office of Emergency Management, including the HHS Security Operations Center and COOP. Aveshka personnel also support crucial ESF #8 functions, such as the Medical Reserve Corps in each HHS region, where we interface with key SLTT healthcare and public health stakeholders and help coordinate regional preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
DOJ/BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF) PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY SUPPORT (ESF #13) Aveshka supports the ESF #13 Branch of DOJ/ATF in bolstering the nation’s capabilities to ensure public safety and security during natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. Aveshka personnel – based at ATF headquarters and in each FEMA region – conduct national and regional planning; manage stakeholder outreach with FSLTT officials; conduct intra-and inter-agency training; assess FSLTT law enforcement capabilities and resources; design, conduct, and evaluate exercises; and deploy during ESF #13 activations, such as Hurricane Sandy, the Presidential Inauguration, and the Boston Marathon Bombing. We also manage the National Coordination Center during ESF #13 activations and logistics for federal law enforcement personnel deployed in response to disasters.
USCG OFFICE OF CONTINGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND EXERCISE POLICY (CPE) PROGRAM SUPPORT Aveshka provides program support, policy development, stakeholder coordination, training, and facilitation services to the USCG’s all-hazards preparedness program. Our personnel help CPE develop, review, and adjudicate comments for the USCG’s Contingency Preparedness Manuals on Planning Policy, Resource Management, Exercise Policy, and Incident Management. Our personnel develop and manage the USCG’s MultiYear Training and Exercise Plan. We also provide planning, expertise, and administrative support for USCG infectious disease preparedness policy.
DOD OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (INTELLIGENCE) MISSION ASSURANCE OFFICE (DIMAO) MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES Aveshka supports OUSD(I)’s Defense Intelligence Mission Assurance Office (DIMAO) in developing polices, plans, and procedures; conducting test, training, and exercises (TT&E); and providing operational support for Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE) mission assurance activities, including COOP, Crisis Management, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Emergency Management, and Infectious Disease Preparedness. Our personnel integrate mission assurance governance, policy, and planning with national preparedness, cybersecurity, pandemic, and CIP doctrines. We also support OUSD(I)’s participation in NLE/Capstone exercises, select Joint Staff and Combatant Command exercises, and annual Eagle Horizon continuity exercises. Aveshka coordinates operations with DIE stakeholders to maintain continuity and crisis response postures and readiness. Specifically, our personnel assess DIE continuity programs based on federal Continuity Directive-1 and relevant DoD and Director of National Intelligence guidance.
Aveshka is a thriving professional services firm with personnel nationwide. We provide solutions to national and homeland security agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services (HHS), Defense (DoD), and Justice (DOJ), state, local, and international governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sector entities seeking operational, analytical, strategic, and policy support. Aveshka possesses expertise in emergency management, public health, cybersecurity, analytics, and information technology.
Aveshka is a leader in preparedness, response, and recovery for all hazards. We manage headquarters program management and field coordination for two Emergency Support Functions (ESF #8: Health and Medical Services and ESF #13: Public Safety and Security) and provided expert input into the FEMA’s emergency management policy and doctrine development (PPD-8: Preparedness; Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program).
WE PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES IN: • Policy and Planning; • Training, Exercises, and Lessons Learned; • Stakeholder Engagement; • Emergency Operations Center Support; • Logistics Management; and • Continuity of Operations (COOP).
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