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HSEEP Toolkit: Overview

The HSEEP Toolkit is an interactive, on-line system for exercise scheduling, design, development, conduct, evaluation and improvement planning.  The HSEEP Toolkit is not a system, but rather a collection of systems and tools. Click on "Contact Us" for tool access instructions. 
For a high-level overview of the HSEEP Toolkit, access the new Flash demonstration, which will walk you through how to use the systems, as well as how they relate to one another.  Click here to access the demo.
The HSEEP Toolkit includes the following:

National Exercise Schedule System
National Exercise Schedule (NEXS) System - the Nation's online comprehensive tool that facilitates scheduling, deconfliction, and synchronization of all National-Level, Federal, State, and local exercises. HSEEP User Guide: Login and Create an Exercise. HSEEP User Guide: NEXS.

Design and Development System
Design and Development System (DDS) - a project management tool and comprehensive tutorial for the design, development, conduct, and evaluation of exercises. The DDS provides users with the appropriate templates and guidance from the HSEEP Volumes for developing timelines, planning teams, and exercise documentation (e.g., Situation Manuals, Exercise Plans, exercise planning conference materials). The DDS is the technological backbone for the planning process described in HSEEP Volume II: Exercise Planning and Conduct. HSEEP User Guide: DDS.

Exercise Evaluation Guide (EEG) Builder (beta)
The EEG Builder allows users to create customized EEGs both inside the Toolkit and through the website by selecting which Activities from a given Capability will be evaluated during an exercise.  Users will also be able to create customized Tasks and Measures to further focus the evaluation process. HSEEP User Guide: EEG Builder. HSEEP User Guide: EEG Builder Standalone.

Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) Builder (beta)
The MSEL Builder allows exercise Lead Planners to create customized MSEL formats by selecting from a list of data fields. Once a Lead Planner has created their MSEL they populate data fields with exercise specific information. Data field population allows users to select from predefined exercise information to create individual injects for a MSEL. HSEEP User Guide: MSEL Builder for MSEL Managers. HSEEP User Guide: MSEL Builder for MSEL Users.

Corrective Action Program (CAP) System
Corrective Action Program (CAP) System - a web-based application that enables users to prioritize, track, and analyze improvement plans developed from exercises and real-world events. Features of the CAP System include Improvement Plan creation and maintenance, corrective action assignment and tracking, and reporting and analysis. The CAP System functionality is based on the process described in HSEEP Volume III: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning. The CAP System supports the process by which exercise and real-world events can inform and improve exercise programs and other preparedness components. CAP System FAQ.

HSEEP Data Exchange Standards (draft)
HSEEP Data Exchange Standards website - This website is provided by FEMA and the National Exercise Division (NED) to promote the data exchange standard for the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). In an effort to assist all HSEEP stakeholders with understanding and using the HSEEP Data Exchange Standards, NED has compiled relevant and useful resources and material about the HSEEP Data Exchange Standards into this one central repository.