February 3, 2022
Mutual aid is crucial for a unified response to and recovery from emergencies of all types and scales. Effective resource management practices in the preparedness phase and during incident operations enable efficient mutual aid.
To support the whole community in implementing the resource management preparedness process, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a suite of web-based resource management tools as part of the National Resource Hub. The National Resource Hub was at the core of the 2021 National Mutual Aid Technology Exercise (NMATE).
NMATE 2021 was conducted to demonstrate and exercise policy and technology interoperability among resource and incident management systems through the seamless exchange of priority information and application among different organizational structures. NMATE was conducted virtually over a six-week period, culminating in an in-person hotwash at FEMA Headquarters on December 1, 2021.
The NMATE 2021 After-Action Report is now available. The report provides a summary of exercise outcomes and findings, along with priority actions and requirements identified by participating stakeholders.
This effort was made possible through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (Agreement #70RSAT18CB0000041).