This bill would require the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) to plan and conduct an exercise to test and improve how prepared law enforcement agencies are for terrorist attacks. After the exercise is conducted, the DHS would have to submit a report detailing vulnerabilities in U.S. security with respect to terrorism. The report would include recommendations for what legislative actions should be taken to remove the vulnerabilities.
The DHS’s exercise would be required to include:
A scenario where a U.S. citizen is travelling to provide support to a terrorist group in another country;
A scenario where either a U.S. citizen or a foreign national enters the U.S. to launch a terrorist attack; and
Appropriate coordination with local, state, federal, and foreign agencies.
The bill also amends previous legislation to require that other exercises include strategies or scenarios involving terrorist threats. These other exercises and protocols include:
The national preparedness goal;
The National Incident Management System; and
The National Response Plan.