Georgia: Representatives of various units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs participated in the interagency seminar – “National Response Framework of Georgia” organized by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
The closing ceremony of the training was attended by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs – Ioseb Chelidze, the Ambassador of the United States of America to Georgia – Kelly Degnan and the Deputy Head of the State Security Service – Giga Nikoleishvili, and the heads of various agencies, who presented the participants with certificates confirming the successful completion of the course.
In addition to the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Protection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, the State Security Service, the National Security Council and the Ministry of Finance also participated in the seminar.
The five-day exercise was held within the framework of the CSDP Security and Cooperation Program (CSCEP). The training was aimed at improving inter-agency coordination mechanisms during emergency situations, sharing American experience in incident response, risk assessment and associated procedures. The course was conducted by American experts invited by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Within the framework of the training, the participants discussed such important issues as the role and responsibilities of the agencies that first respond to emergency situations, organizational models of managing emergency situations, managing large-scale incidents, improving inter-agency coordination, etc.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs has been actively cooperating with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) of the US Department of Defense for many years in the direction of improving the capabilities of response teams to cyber incidents.
With the active support of the Agency, a number of projects were implemented, which provided for the development of the infrastructure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, technical equipment and improvement of the Agency’s capabilities.