Just last week, on February 5, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released its revised 2020 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine. 

HSEEP, as every emergency management professional knows, is a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. Nationwide use of HSEEP directly supports the National Preparedness System by providing a consistent approach to exercises and measuring progress toward building, sustaining, and delivering core capabilities. 

According to FEMA, the 2020 HSEEP update incorporates feedback and input from exercise planners and practitioners across the country. It also ensures that HSEEP doctrine, the training course, and corresponding documents continue to best meet the needs of the whole community. 

With the release of the new 2020 HSEEP doctrine, FEMA will be hosting webinars to provide information, highlights, and changes as a result of the review process. The URL for these webinars is: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/hseep-2019-review/ and the call-in information is: 1-800-320-4330  Pin 504024#. The current schedule is as follows:

  • February 18 at 3:00 pm EST
  • February 20 at 9:00 am EST
  • February 25 at 3:00 pm EST
  • February 27 at 9:00 am EST
  • March 3 at 3:00 pm EST
  • March 10 at 9:00 am EST
  • March 17 at 3:00 pm EST
  • March 24 at 9:00 am EST
  • March 31 at 3:00 pm EST

Note, the webinars will continue until May 15, 2020. For additional dates and times, visit the HSEEP webpage