The Senegal Exercise Support and Execution Project

From December, 2016 to April, 2017 Cubic Global Defense executed the Senegal Exercise Support and Execution Project in Dakar, Senegal. This five month project supported the Government of Senegal (GOS) Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) personnel as they developed and executed a multi-agency exercise. This project built on the knowledge and skills gained during an Exercise Design Training provided by Cubic in December, 2015. These projects were sponsored by Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Cooperative Biological Exchange Program (CBEP) and were coordinated with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The project included the development and execution of an Initial Planning Conference (IPC) held December 7-8, 2016, a Mid-Planning Conference (MPC) held February 14-17, 2017, a Final Planning Conference (FPC) held March 28, 2017, and the Execution of the Tabletop Simulation (TTS) held April 11-13, 2017. An After-Action Report (AAR) meeting was held April 14, 2017.

The three-day simulation focused on a Rift Valley Fever outbreak scenario, and was the result of months of planning and work. The organization, development, and execution of the exercise were of great benefit to GOS personnel, and showed the critical importance of inter-agency cooperation and coordination. By engaging in this project, GOS HEOC leadership has enhanced their ability to plan and execute future simulations.


  • Assist the GOS with the development of the:
    • Initial Planning Conference (IPC)
    • Mid-Planning Conference (MPC)
    • Final Planning Conference (FPC)
    • Scenario
    • Objectives
    • Injects
    • Discussion questions
    • Evaluation criteria
    • Logistical requirements
  • Assist the GOS with the development of the Simulation Plan
  • Assist the GOS with the development and facilitation of the After-Action Report (AAR) following the simulation
  • Provide additional technical advice as requested

For more information, please contact Tim McSherry at or Jane Chemodanova at