What is SimulationDeck?
SimulationDeck is the world’s leading cloud-based exercise planning, modeling, and simulation platform. This private, accessible, cloud-based and deployable application powers training and exercises by replicating the Internet. At its heart is unprecedented realism, including robust internet and media simulation capabilities, with exercise planning, design, and control tools that make life easier for planners. SimulationDeck powers public- and private-sector exercises of all sizes, from small, local tabletops to full-scale exercises spanning multiple continents, and all mission and practice areas including emergency response and recovery, intelligence, security, law enforcement, military operations, education, public health, cyber, corporate crises and more.
SimulationDeck replicates the Information Environment and includes analogs to traditional news outlets, social media platforms, and other web-based technologies to provide open source intelligence players can use to develop situational awareness, enhance operational decision-making, and better inform public communications and messaging.
How it Works
SimulationDeck is designed to make training and exercise management easier for planners, from design to improvement planning. Using SimulationDeck, you can register participants, build and manage your scenario and major events, track injects, share resources, coordinate with all your controllers, and document player performance in real time.
SimulationDeck was built to meet the strict requirements of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. SimulationDeck is SSAE-16 SOC 2 Type II certified (available upon request) and our data center goes through rigorous security and process checks, similar to sites that are hosting credit card information.
24/7 Technical Support
SimulationDeck is monitored around the clock by a team of expert system administrators who anticipate and mitigate potential problems. SimulationDeck’s technical support team is also available to troubleshoot, answer questions, and provide user guidance 24/7/365.
Service Delivery Compliance
SimulationDeck complies with all federal and defense service delivery requirements, is guaranteed accessible and functional more than 99% of the time, and has successfully powered national level exercises, exercises spanning continents, and military exercises with more than 15,000 participants. SimulationDeck’s infrastructure routes every network connection between 4 network providers, which guarantees that every SimulationDeck network connection is always available.
Nusura designed SimulationDeck as an accessible application for use by the whole community. Our software complies with federal standards for accessible electronic communication. Regular testing and validation by Nusura’s development team ensures compliance is maintained. Nusura frequently tests SimulationDeck’s codebase using the World Wide Web Consortium, the main international standards organization for the Internet. Additionally, Nusura staff test SimulationDeck using JAWS, a leading screen reader software.
Additionally, SimulationDeck facilitates the building and rapid deployment of custom training scenarios with SimulationDeck Content Import. This feature allows planners to design training and exercise events with a spreadsheet and upload it into SimulationDeck for rapid and repeated use of that training scenario.
Application Program Interface
SimulationDeck integrates with social media analytics programs, situational awareness applications and other incident management tools which can consume SimulationDeck data through its Application Program Interface.
SimulationDeck Prepares Every Industry
Organizations across the country use SimulationDeck to refine their emergency communications strategies and messages before releasing content to stakeholders or the public. The platform allows users to simulate their use of social media in an emergency, including how they post information, reference official statements, publish messages, and respond to the public.
Social media is far too prevalent now for disaster response organizations to ignore. What is posted via social media very often drives operational decision making, changing the way we respond to an emergency. SimulationDeck mirrors real-world incidents, taking a page from actual events where people have used social media to reach out to first responders for help.
In today’s complex and aggressively dynamic information environment, superior information operations (IO) are critical to mission success. Training with SimulationDeck’s realistic, persistent training and simulation platform enhances mission effectiveness and gauges operational readiness across warfighting functions and staff sections.
Social media and cyberspace landscapes are continually evolving. SimulationDeck allows exercise planners to replicate, in real time, the public-facing, whole-of-nation response to cyber rumors, threats, and attack. SimulationDeck can also consume real-world data sets surrounding historical cyber or intelligence incidents for repurposing in the training environment.
In SimulationDeck, teams and forces learn to develop intelligence collections techniques to improve situational awareness and enhance operational decision-making. SimulationDeck’s OSINT information environment enables exercise controllers to evaluate the ability of training audiences to identify and react to operationally-relevant intelligence.
SimulationDeck helps security-focused teams practice validating operational security, leveraging information related capabilities (IRCs) to gain superiority, and enhance Commander's decision making. Trainers use the platform to evaluate the readiness of individuals, teams and forces to engage and respond to threats in the Information Environment.
Law enforcement personnel need realistically high-pressure, high-stakes training environments that reflect the realities of today’s information environment where terrorists and criminals broadcast their activities over live streaming video websites and victims post their locations to social media and wait for rescue. SimulationDeck brings these practice scenarios to life.
Public Health exercise planners use SimulationDeck’s social media platforms, online broadcast and newspaper venues, blog pages and other Internet sites to simulate rapidly evolving, high-stakes, high profile disease outbreaks. These dynamic scenarios allow public health officials, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to practice coordinating SOPs and public messaging.
In this 21st Century social information environment, one negative post by a customer can degrade the market value of a multi-billion dollar company in minutes. Every company has an urgent need to be better prepared to address this new realities and protect its bottom line without compromising corporate operations. SimulationDeck helps business stay ready.
University administrators and educators are using SimulationDeck to prepare for campus-wide emergencies as well as bring classroom courses to life. SimulationDeck helps prepare Universities to effectively communicate life-saving information in an emergency. After using SimulationDeck in the classroom, students in business, marketing, communications and journalism graduate with a social media crisis response certification