By Ben Bain
Feb 11, 2010
A bipartisan group of former senior government officials plans to stage
a return to service exercise Feb. 16 as part of a simulation designed to
show how the government would respond to and recover from a devastating
The event, known as Cyber ShockWave, was co-created by former CIA
Director Michael Hayden and a national security group that is part of
the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the organization that.s hosting the
event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington.
Unlike recent government cyber role-playing exercises, members of the
media have been invited to watch as the former officials scramble to
keep up with a quickly changing situation.
The participants, who will be working to craft advice for the president
and develop a response to the attack, won.t know what.s going to happen
in advance. Instead, participants will have to react in real time to
intelligence and news reports, the group said.
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