Operation Edison.com

Local Emergency Planning Committee for the City of Holyoke, MA

The Boston University HEM program conducted an exercise for the Local Emergency Planning Committee for the City of Holyoke, MA. The exercise was a cyber attack on the power grid for the region and required the collaboration of public and private sector entities. The City Gas & Electric worked with ISO New England to discuss response and communication protocol with City Public Safety Officials. HEM Students Jon Hartenbaum, Josh Margulies and Dickens Pierre Louis were on site as evaluators and role players as members of the media. Several key items were learned and the exercise finished with a live press conference to test the Public Information Officer cell.

HEM students (in black polo shirts) participated in the exercise.

HEM students (in black polo shirts) participated in the exercise.

HEM Associate Director JJ Burke presents the exercise scenario to participants

HEM Associate Director JJ Burke presents the exercise scenario to participants