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Program Manager for Training and Exercises
Jennifer Roberson is the Training and Exercise Manager within the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response, representing and coordinating the Departments participation in all interagency matters involving emergency response training and exercises. She has over ten years of exercise experience at the local and federal levels, as well as in the private sector. She helped to lay the foundation for what would become the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) with her work on the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program. Upon her arrival at the Department of Homeland Security in March 2003, she became part of the team responsible for developing the core doctrine of HSEEP, as well as for working with States and Territories to develop State Homeland Security Training and Exercise Plans.
Additionally, she was responsible for oversight of the State Exercise Support Program, working with states and territories to identify ways in which DHS could assist in exercise planning and conduct through temporary provision of contract personnel. Further, Ms. Roberson was involved in planning for Senior- and National-level exercises. Following her five years at the National Exercise Division, Ms. Roberson spent two years at the United States Fire Administration, serving as the Continuity of Operations lead, the Administrator's representative to interagency wild land fire organizations, and USFA's representative to FEMA's Policy Working Group.
Ms. Roberson holds a degree in Justice from American University, and is a life member of the Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department in Montgomery County, Maryland. She resides in Loudoun County, VA and is a native Floridian who loves living where there are four seasons.