Delivering Innovative Results
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 1, 2012. Orlando, Fla. Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) announced that it has delivered and scheduled its Emergency Management Staff Training (EMST) facilitated exercises directed at National Guard State-level Joint Force Headquarters elements for the rest of Fiscal Year 2012. EMST, initially developed for the National Guard Bureau (NGB) J-3/7 to support the Guard's role in Emergency Management events, is a simulation-based training system that allows individuals or teams to make decisions in realistic situations and see the outcomes of their decisions.
In addition to developing EMST and its scenarios, ECS, in concert with its training and exercise partners Critical Operations, Inc., IIF, ANSER, and Camber, also provides full life-cycle support to its clients. The training, and subsequent help desk support, ensure clients have a sustained use of this adaptable solution. "Collaboration has certainly enhanced this type of training," stated Joe O'Connell, Vice President, Business Development, ECS. "Our goal is to partner with our client from requirements generation through development, test, delivery and sustainment."
Since the start of 2012, ECS and its partners have introduced multiple National Guard State Headquarters to EMST. ECS has subsequently developed scenarios with Subject Matter Experts to meet varying State-level requirements. A total of seventeen National Guard State Headquarters' have scheduled and/or held multiple facilitated exercises that support their Joint Mission Essential Task List. The scenarios exercised include inauguration, earthquake/tsunami, hurricane, wildfire, winter ice storm, pandemic flu, and civil unrest. Additionally, ECS has developed winter flood, levee failure, and building collapse scenarios for use. Mr. O'Connell expanded, "After Action Review comments from the States upon completion of using EMST for their exercises have been overwhelmingly positive in terms of its value."
ECS is slated to receive funding to support approximately thirty additional exercises throughout next year. These exercises will focus both on States using EMST for the first time, in addition to the continuation of more advanced staff training for States already using EMST.
In addition to the National Guard Bureau, other stakeholders using EMST include the Department of Homeland Security, US Army RDECOM, FEMA, TSWG, the Centers for Disease Control, and commercial clients.
About Engineering & Computer Simulations
Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc. is an award winning software development and solutions company located in Orlando, Florida. The core mission of the organization is to provide advanced learning technology solutions to clients within the Government sector. The company's technology portfolio of immersive virtual worlds, serious gaming, performance assessment, staff training, and mobile innovations offers efficiencies in education, training and collaboration. www.ecsorl.com
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