Noble Resolve

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Noble Resolve
Noble Resolve is a U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) experimentation campaign plan to enhance homeland defense and improve military support to civil authorities in advance of and following natural and man-made disasters.

The Noble Resolve campaign will:
• develop solutions for U.S. agencies and organizations by providing the means to deter, prevent, and defeat
threats and aggression aimed at the U.S., its territories, and interests;
• develop solutions to provide improved defense support to civil authorities;
• and build upon global partnerships.

The Army and USJFCOM determined the need for homeland defense experimentation during their Unified Quest 2006 wargame. USJFCOM explored the Department of Homeland Security's scenario for an unaccounted for, "loose," ten kiloton nuclear weapon. A number of research questions for further experimentation and resolution were identified:

• To what extent does the U.S. have a layered defense?
• When will the U.S. know a threat is headed towards the U.S.?
• What can be done in advance to keep the threat from reaching us from overseas?
• How can USJFCOM provide emergency managers with modeling and simulation support?
• How can we establish a reliable collaborative environment that includes first responders?
• Is there a tool set that encompasses shared operations, shared information, shared situational awareness,
and shared Common Operational Picture?

To answer these questions, USJFCOM established an evolving Noble Resolve experiment campaign plan which
began in April 2007 and will continue over the next couple of years. Participants include:
• The Department of Homeland Security
• The Department of Energy
• The Federal Bureau of Investigation
• The Federal Emergency Management Agency
• The Defense Threat Reduction Agency
• The Commonwealth of Virginia
• The State of Oregon
• The Port of Virginia
• United States Northern Command
• United States European Command
• United States Strategic Command
• United States Pacific Command
• United States Transportation Command
• United States Army, Navy and Coast Guard
• The National Guard Bureau
• The Virginia National Guard
• Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
• The University of Virginia
• The Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center
• Maersk Line
• Multinational participants - Austria, Canada, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Poland, Singapore, and

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