Operational Exercise

An action-based exercise where personnel rehearse reactions to an incident scenario, drawing on their understanding of plans and procedures, roles, and responsibilities.

Extended Definition: Also referred to as operations-based exercise.

Adapted from: DHS Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.

Source: NICCS™ Portal Cybersecurity Lexicon, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies ( as of 11 November 2015, Global Standards

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