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The second annual
Emergency All-sector Response Transnational Hazard Exercise™
Government Sector,
Private Sector, NGO's

EARTH EX will provide opportunities to evaluate planning for extreme risk scenarios, and to integrate cross sector requirements into the decision-making cycle in a way that adds realism and weight to the consequences. It is designed to enhance public/private sector partnerships in preparing for response, restoration, sustainment and recovery in Black Sky events and complex catastrophes


EARTH EX simulates global-scale disruption, with long duration power outages and cascading failures of all other infrastructures. It offers executive and senior level operational decision makers the opportunity to review critical decision-making policies, processes, roles and responsibilities – essential to the success of all other response and recovery operations.

The exercise is designed for self-evaluation, with distributed play conducted using electronic tools, and local facilitation for feedback and execution.

Prioritization and Coordination across Multiple Sectors:

Participants receive situational awareness updates from each of the critical sectors, providing a broad immersive environment simulating real world impacts of the scenario.

Different injects are provided for 30 sectors in three phases:
  • Phase 1 – Initial impact and response
  • Phase 2 – Cascading, multi-sector impact and response: Utilizes critical sector and cross-sector situational awareness and coordination
  • Phase 3 – The Path Ahead: Facilitated dynamic analysis and feedback.
Participating Organizations and Sectors:

All Organizations will select the closest sector definition from 20 different inject lanes. Sectors will be grouped in six ‘hub” categories:

  • Utilities (e.g., electric, water, ONG, communications)
  • Government (e.g., Federal, State, local, defense, law enforcement, finance, regulatory, emergency management, first responders)
  • Mass Care (e.g., NGOs, in-country and international)
  • Health (e.g., Public and private health services, hospitals, specialized facilities)
  • Cyber and Situational Awareness (e.g., cyber response, forensics)
  • Private Sector (e.g., Transportation, retail, manufacturing, agriculture, finance, food, pharmaceuticals).

Aug, 22, 2018


For Government Sector, Private Sector, NGOs


In 2018 EARTH EX will focus on four primary areas.

  • Executive and senior operational decision-making
  • Initiating and coordinating initial sector response and restoration actions
  • Multi-sector emergency communication and cross-sector coordination
  • Developing sector recommendations for improved restoration support and resilience

An interactive all-sector whole-of-world exercise

Logistics: Dynamic, multi-phase 4-Hour exercise, delivered world-wide via internet in working hours of all time zones

EARTH EX 2018 includes two 90 minute, replayable dynamic exercise phases representing different aspects of the response and recovery timeline, and one reflective phase. Each phase begins with a video-based framing scenario inject, using sector-specific injects for the hub-sectors associated with each exercise “lane,” developed by key stakeholders in that sector.