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NSA Washington poised to complete security assessment

Props for upcoming tactical drills are laid out during preparations on the Washington Navy Yard. (U.S. Navy photo by Shejal Pulivarti/released)


WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Naval Support Activity Washington (NSAW) will conduct its first Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) March 12-14, 2018. FEP is a Commander, Naval Installations Command tri-annual certification event assessing the Command, Control, Communications and Navy Security Force on all U.S. Navy installations.

NSAW Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Draeger said, “Our primary mission objective as an Installation Command is to protect our base, tenants, and visitors. The Final Evaluation Problem tests our ability, as a cohesive unit, to do that, and our team has worked diligently to prepare for this milestone assessment”

The certification, which was implemented for shore installations in fall of 2015, has three main checkpoints: Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART), Regional Assessment (RAS) and The Final Evaluation Problem. NSAW’s FEP is an intensive three-day assessment that includes an admin day, a complex Anti-Terrorism Force Protection exercise at NSF Arlington and culminates with an integrated active shooter exercise on the Washington Navy Yard.

The Installation Navy Security Force will respond to various scenarios that could include gate runners, suspicious packages, and/or alarm response. Plans include facilitating an active shooter exercise in conjunction with a cascading drill—multiple incidents in a row.

NSAW Executive Officer Lt. Cmdr. John Liddle said, “As a command, NSAW has improved significantly over the course of the certification cycle. We have challenged our security department to work through every possible scenario individually and exercised them as a team routinely to ensure they are ready to respond when needed—they are ready.”

For more information about FEP 2018, contact (Naval Support Activity Washington PAO / 202-433-2669).  



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