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HGS was contracted to assist in the development and execution of the CITADEL PROTECT exercises to assess the integration of Installation and Navy Afloat Assets berthed in Navy-Controlled CONUS and OCONUS Ports.  The primary focus is on the effectiveness of AT C2 between the Installation and the berthed Ships, alignment and synchronization of Installation and Afloat Pre-Planned Responses, and current capability to detect, respond, neutralize and recover from a small boat and/or vehicle born Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN), an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack (ATK) and/or an Active Shooter attack.  As in a real-world scenario, all events involving explosives will be treated as a CBRN incident until threat can be eliminated.  CITADEL PROTECT exercises are designed to create a training environment that approximates a realistic operational environment by providing a trained aggressor force and incorporating blank fire and realistic effects to portray the sights and sounds of a real-world IED, or active shooter attack.  Each event is assessed to exacting standards

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