Exercise 24 (X24) México is the third iteration of a primarily virtual, open-invitation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise with real-world functional components that is hosted by San Diego State University’s “Immersive Visualization Center” (VizCenter).
Participants include DHS/Office of Health Affairs, NORAD-NORTHCOM, US Customs and Border Protection/Global Borders College, Mexican Army and Navy, Mexico Federal Police, Ministry of Defense from Vietnam, India National Disaster Management Agency, World Shipping Council, Red Cross, Pacific Disaster Center, NYK Logistics, National defense University, and growing.
On 24-25 September 2010, the VizCenter hosted a virtual HADR event called “Exercise X24”. X24 involved over 12,500 people from 79 nations and 90 U.S. government, non-government organizations, and public/private partners in a collaborative environment using crowdsourcing, social media, and cloud computing applications. This was the first time a collaborative HADR exercise of this scale occurred online and integrated into real events.
A second exercise, X24 Europe, was held from March 28-31, 2011. X24 Europe transcended all expectations in its ability to form a collaborative bridge between individuals, communities, and nations with over 49,000 participants from 92 nations that included two ambassadors, a US major general, as well as representatives from US European Command (EUCOM), US Northern Command, US Transportation Command, Office of Navy Research, STAR-TIDES at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy from National Defense University, and many others. The focus area for the scenario was the Balkans region with a seismic event that generated a tsunami in the Adriatic Sea followed by aftershock damage inland. 78% of participants were from the Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovinia.
All formal and informal groups across the globe are welcome to actively participate or observe X24 México:
Initial Planning Conference (IPC) - San Diego, CA, USA.
Mid Planning Conference (MPC) - Rosarito, BCN, Mexico
Final Planning Conference (FPC) - San Diego, CA, USA
X24 México Exercise - February 7-10, 2012 (Worldwide)
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