Saturday, February 2, 2013

OMB Approves TSA Exercise Information System ICR

On Friday the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it had approved the information collection request (ICR) from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for their new Exercise Information System (EXIS). I discussed this new program in some detail last year when TSA initiated this ICR.

The EXIS web page is up and functioning, but there is little on it yet. This is another site that will go on my list of sites to periodically check. The EXIS Links page does provide a good list of web sites that emergency planners and exercise planners might find useful. There is also a brief overview of the Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP) that is supported by the EXIS program.

Everything sounds good here. It will be interesting to see how well it is executed and used by the transportation and emergency response communities.

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