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Total number of emergency preparedness exercises which FDA participated in planning, executing, or evaluating during the month

Dictionary: The Office of Crisis Management (OCM) will lead the agency in participating in one Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-sponsored and one Health and Human Services (HHS)-sponsored national exercise each year as well as any regional exercises which provide scenarios calling for FDA-response efforts. These exercises, which involve numerous federal departments and agencies as well as some state and local agencies, provide FDA opportunities to test current plans and procedures for responding to specific types of incidents and help identify any gaps or weaknesses that might exist in FDA's response capabilities. These would allow the agency to make improvements to its emergency operations and response plans, procedures, policies, etc. OCM's overall goal is to increase FDA's participation in emergency exercises as the number of exercises that have relevance to FDA's mission increases. This measure accounts for all individual activities related to performing an emergency preparedness exercise such as planning, executing, or evaluating an exercise. Therefore, there may be multiple exercises performed for any given initiative. Exercises that continue to be planned, executed, or evaluated from month to month will be counted in each respective month along with any new exercises being planned, executed, or evaluated.

Information is current as of December 31, 2013

Fiscal Year - 2012

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Oct 2011 N/A 7
Nov 2011N/A7
Dec 2011N/A9
Jan 2012N/A9
Feb 2012N/A9
Mar 2012N/A5
Apr 2012N/A8
May 2012N/A7
Jun 2012N/A6
Jul 2012N/A7
Aug 2012N/A5
Sep 2012N/A6

FY 2012 Total: N/A


Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.