NDPC Reflects on Past Accomplishments and Looks Toward the Future

October 18, 2023

Over the past three years, the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium has strived to deliver flexible and timely training. The NDPC is a seven-member partnership of nationally recognized organizations that enhances the preparedness of federal, state, local, territorial and tribal emergency responders; develops, delivers, and assesses response plans; and provides training, technical assistance, and exercises.

Since 2020, LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE) has led the NDPC, This month, leadership will rotate to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

In addition to LSU NCBRT/ACE and New Mexico Tech, the NDPC is comprised of the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), the National Nuclear Security Agency’s Counterterrorism Operations Suppor – Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training (NNSA/CTOS), the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC), and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii (NDPTC).

Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, NDPC members bolstered their online resources and continue to incorporate many of those tools into their permanent to ensure that the highest quality training is available to as many students as possible. The NDPC has also developed timely training that address a variety of growing security threats and has continued its efforts to reach underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, and tribal nations.

In fiscal year 2022, NDPC member organizations trained over 172 thousand participants through mobile training, indirect deliveries, web-based and virtual deliveries, just-in-time resources, and residential training.

“I am proud to have been able to serve as NDPC Chairman during these past few years,” outgoing Chair and LSU NCBRT/ACE Director Jeff Mayne said. “Our organization has proved to be a leader in developing and delivering high-quality training, and I am eager to work with our partner organizations to accomplish the consortium’s future goals.”

As the NDPC begins a new chapter of leadership, member organizations continue to work together to deliver innovative training to the country’s responder community. A committee of members from LSU NCBRT/ACE, New Mexico Tech, and NNSA/CTOS are developing training plans for hosts of National Security Special Events (NSSEs) like the World Cup, the Super Bowl, and the Democratic and Republic National Conventions.

For events like the World Cup, the NDPC team is developing a specialized training catalog that will provide tactile and integrated emergency response training for a variety of counter-terrorism or active threat events. Course offerings will include mobile deliveries, residential training on NDPC member campuses, and Zoom-based or virtual deliveries. The 2026 World Cup will feature 16 cities, including 11 in various regions of the United States and will require a comprehensive, collaborative safety effort from state, local and federal agencies.

For more information on the NDPC, its members or available training, please visit ndpc.us.