• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

DHS Exercises May 1-8...

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Heads up -- should make for some interesting monitoring soon in OR and WA...

"National Level Exercise 2-08 (Tier II)
The National Level Exercise 2-08 (NEP 2-08) is a National Exercise Program (NEP) Tier II exercise scheduled for May 1-8, 2008 and supported by NED with a National Simulation Cell. NEP 2-08 will merge the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Continuity Program’s (NCP) Eagle Horizon continuity capabilities exercise with U.S. Northern Command’s (NORTHCOM) Ardent Sentry 2008 exercise, and FEMA Disaster Operation’s Hurricane Preparedness Exercise (HPE) national response exercise.
NEP 2-08 will include multiple scenario elements in several venues in the United States and Canada. A Category 4 hurricane will impact FEMA Region III and the National Capital Region (NCR), causing continuity and response operations. Multiple terrorist attacks will occur in the state of Washington to exercise both response capabilities to chemical weapons attacks and specific Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) capabilities. An accidental VX release in Umatilla, Oregon will exercise Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). Other venues include aerospace and maritime elements. Canada will also participate in coordinated scenario elements and exercise internal objectives.

Primary venues include the National Capital Region, FEMA Region III, the six FEMA Region III states, FEMA Region X, and the States of Washington and Oregon."

From: https://hseep.dhs.gov/support/HSEEP Newsletter _Spring 2008.pdf
 
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