Lords hear evidence on wargaming and emergency planning exercises
On 14 April, the Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning will question two panels of experts: one on the role of exercising and wargaming in building national resilience; and the other on the military’s role in national risk preparedness.
Possible questions include:
- What does best practice in exercising or wargaming look like? What are the most critical elements of a successful exercise?
- What lessons for Government could be found in how other sectors approach exercising and wargaming?
- Is exercising and wargaming valued enough by Government? Are we effective at identifying and acting on lessons learned?
- What involvement will the military and the MoD have in achieving the Integrated Review’s commitment to develop a "comprehensive national resilience strategy"?
- How might the army’s experience of responding to the current pandemic influence its future involvement in other civil emergencies?
- Is the military more effective than other areas of Government at embedding long-term thinking and investing against high-impact low-probability opportunities and risks? If so, what lessons could be learnt from this and applied to other areas of Government?
- How resilient is the military itself? How able is the military to respond or continue operation if an event occurred which also impacted its own capabilities e.g. a prolonged blackout?
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