Invitation: Calls on National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013 and NEP Capstone 2014 Next Week


Here are some details on two informational calls next week that may be of interest. The first concerns the new National Infrastructure Protection Plan and will take place Monday, January 13th. The second is a final call for private sector participation in the 2014 NEP Capstone Event and will take place Thursday, January 16th. Details are below if you wish to know more about either call.

1)      In combination with the nation-wide release announcement and forthcoming activities regarding the National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013 (National Plan), you are invited to attend a conference call on implementation of the National Plan that is being hosted by Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, and Caitlin Durkovich, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection.  For those unable to join the call, it will also be recorded and posted to HSIN-CI. The conference-call information is as follows: 

Event: Implementing NIPP 2013

Date: Monday,  January 13, 2014

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 noon EST                     

Call in number: 888-889-4460, Participant passcode: 9830996

The NIPP 2013 builds on the effective practices used by both public and private sector partners over the past several years, and provides the foundation to strengthen our partnership structures, enhance our risk management efforts, and motivate participation through a Call-To-Action that will help implement and achieve the National objectives described in Presidential Policy Directive-21 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.  It reflects input provided as part of the development process that took place over the past year. We look forward to the continued coordination and collaboration across the critical infrastructure community to advance security and resilience and enhance overall national preparedness.

2)      As 2014 begins, we are rapidly shaping the NEP Capstone Exercise 2014 and wanted to provide a final call for Private Sector participation for those who may not have been able join the call on December 19th.  We are hosting this final call for any Private Sector organization and/or Private Sector Liaisons from government organizations that would like to join us.  The purpose of the call is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the NEP Capstone 2014 Exercise, get answers to questions that may still be unanswered, and share exercise play ideas with others to help shape final planning.

We need to finalize registration of all Private Sector Participants in Full Play by January 23rd as the Final Planning Meeting for the Exercise is occurring the end of January.  Additional participation options (SMEs and Virtual Engagement) will still be open until further deadline dates are announced. The participation information is as follows:

Event: Final 2014 Capstone Private Sector Participant Call

Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST

Call in number: 1-855-462-5367, Participant passcode: 1342809

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In the meantime should you have any questions regarding the Private Sector’s participation in the NEP Capstone Exercise, please email us at with PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION in the subject line. You may also call Suzanne Novak at 203-645-2209. Please share this information with those you think may have interest in participating in the NEP Capstone Exercise 2014.

Posted in FEMA, NEP Capstone Exercise, NIPP
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