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Emergency Response

NNSA ensures that capabilities are in place to respond to any NNSA and Department of Energy facility emergency. It is also the nation's premier responder to any nuclear or radiological incident within the United States or abroad and provides operational planning and training to counter both domestic and international nuclear terrorism.

Planning for Emergencies

NNSA develops and implements specific programs, plans, and systems to minimize the impacts of emergencies on worker and public health and safety, the environment, and national security.
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Responding to Emergencies

NNSA's mission is to protect the public, environment, and emergency responders from both terrorist and non-terrorist events by providing a responsive, flexible, efficient, and effective radiological emergency response framework and capability for the nation.
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International Programs

NNSA uses a multi-tiered approach to strengthen worldwide emergency preparedness, while developing capabilities to respond to international nuclear events. 
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Emergency Communications

NNSA's Emergency Communications Network (ECN) provides managers at NNSA with the capability to exchange real-time voice, data, and video information for managing emergency situations that involve NNSA assets and interests.
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Operations Center

The Office of Emergency Operations Support maintains situational awareness of the nation's energy infrastructure and nuclear weapons complex and facilitates management of national emergency events via a secure nationwide communications network.
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Emergency Operations Training

NNSA provides training to emergency managers and emergency responders through the Emergency Operations Training Academy (EOTA). EOTA provides state-of-the-art training and education for NNSA to enhance the readiness of personnel in the emergency operations community.
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Continuity Program

NNSA develops and implements the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of an integrated, overlapping national continuity concept in order to ensure the preservation of the U.S. government and the continuing performance
of federal agencies' essential functions.
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