FEMA Releases 2020 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine

On February 5, 2020, FEMA released the revised 2020 HSEEP Doctrine. This update incorporates feedback and input from exercise planners and practitioners across the country and ensures that HSEEP doctrine, the training course, and corresponding documents continue to best meet the needs of the whole community. HSEEP is flexible, scalable, adaptable, and is for use by stakeholders across the whole community and nation-wide 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. The 2020 HSEEP doctrine continues to make HSEEP a practical and yet effective tool for exercise planners and practitioners across 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 current dates for these webinars are:

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

The webinars will continue until May 15, 2020. Please visit the HSEEP webpage to get additional dates and time: https://www.fema.gov/hseep.

The URL for the Webinars is: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/hseep-2019-review/ and the call-in information is: 1-800-320-4330  Pin 504024#

Along with the new 2020 HSEEP doctrine, there is also an Information Sheet and Frequently Asked Question sheet that are all available at: https://www.fema.gov/hseep. The HSEEP templates and the HSEEP course are currently being updated and will be released sometime in late spring/early summer. Continue to monitor the HSEEP webpage for release date information.