SummitET Develops Virtual Communications Training Solutions for Power Plants 

SummitET Develops Virtual Communications Training Solutions for Power Plants 

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) has developed a virtual communications training solution specifically for Nuclear Power Plants and offsite response organizations. Training and exercise requirements have become a challenge since the response to COVID has many people working remotely or unable to train in-person. 

To meet regulatory requirements as outlined in 10 CFR 50.47(b)(7); 44 CFR 350.5(a)(7), emergency preparedness and response training and exercise activities are conducted to ensure public education and information meet planning standards and evaluation criteria. Due to the inability of many nuclear power plants and offsite response organizations to hold in-person training and exercises, this requirement calls for an alternative approach. According to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2, “Alternative approaches provide an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments, applicants, and licensees to meet the planning standards in a manner that is different from what the evaluation criteria recommend…”  

COVID-19 has presented challenges in meeting training and exercise requirements since many in-person activities are not an option, however, a successful pivot from in-person to virtual engagements will allow nuclear power plants and offsite response organizations to continue to meet customer’s mission requirements. 

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SummitET Announces Social Responsibility Initiative

SummitET Announces Social Responsibility Initiative

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®)’s strategy is to build a sustainable future ensuring that the mission and vision of the company is tied to core values that are dedicated to making a positive contribution to society. SummitET’s emphasis on social responsibility, and to hold itself accountable through internal policies and external relationships, will make a direct impact on our company, society, and future generations.

 

“We’re doing our part to help build a more sustainable future. When it comes to things like this, we try to focus on our big three: people, education, and partnerships  for greater preparedness.”
John Duda

CEO, SummitET

The people aspect of SummitET includes a focus on veterans, which make up over one-third of the company’s workforce. SummitET also aims to set the industry standard for an annual retention rate. Through the company’s efforts, we have achieved annual 93% retention rate  since the company’s inception in 2013.

SummitET has made huge strides in giving back to society by stressing the importance of preparedness-related education. SummitET has established a grant in the name of late Patrick F. Daly at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts that will allow approximately 200 Advanced Governmental Studies students to participate in emergency management simulations over the next five years.

SummitET team photo 2022

An employee unit share incentive plan and support of community volunteerism are other examples of the emphasis that SummitET places on its partnerships. The unit share incentive plan allows employees to own a piece of the company as the company continues to grow, while the company’s support for others encourages team members to volunteer within their individual communities across the United States.

Learn about the full Social Responsibility Initiative here.

About SummitET
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) is a veteran-owned small business that offers innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization, large or small. Drawing from a diverse base of experience in emergency management and response, as well as communications within the government, military, and private sectors, the SummitET team offers a comprehensive approach to the management and mitigation of risk. By combining the latest developments in learning and technology with the application of best practices in organizational behavior, strategy, and planning, SummitET has become an industry leader who serves a broad range of clients.

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The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) showcases simulation, education, modeling, and training technology for the exchange of information among industry, the military, and the educational communities. I/ITSEC is organized and sponsored by NTSA (National Training and Simulation Association).

 

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SummitET International Alliance Ranked Third Globally for Tenth Consecutive Year

SummitET International Alliance Ranked Third Globally for Tenth Consecutive Year

Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®)’s international alliance of independent accounting and professional services firms, TAG Alliances®, has been recognized by Accountancy Age as one of the top three accounting alliances in the world. This is the tenth consecutive year that TAG Alliances has been ranked in this elite position. The rankings include 21 associations and alliances and are based on the collective revenues of each organization’s member firms.

“We are extremely proud to celebrate a decade of being the third largest accounting alliance in the world. This incredible achievement is a true testament to the success of our member firms,” stated TAG Alliances President & CEO, Richard Attisha.

In addition to being one of the largest alliances in the world, TAG Alliances also distinguishes itself as one of the few multidisciplinary alliances for accounting firms. Composed of TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), an alliance of independent accounting firms; TAGLaw®, an alliance of independent law firms; and TAG-SP®, a multidisciplinary alliance of strategic partners, TAG Alliances serves the full business needs of its members’ clients in over 110 countries.

SummitET has proudly been a member of the TAG Alliances since 2020. Learn more about SummitET and TAG Alliances here.

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TAG Alliances Ranked third

About TAG Alliances: Globally Connected. Locally Respected.

TAGLaw®, TIAG® (The International Accounting Group), and TAG-SP® (Strategic Partners) combine to form an international, multidisciplinary alliance of independent professional service firms known as TAG Alliances®

For more than 20 years, TAG Alliances members have leveraged the global reach and local expertise of fellow like-minded firms to facilitate the international needs of their clients. As one of the largest and most respected multidisciplinary alliances in the world, TAG Alliances members provide high quality, cost-effective, and value-driven legal, accounting, and other professional services across all industry and commercial sectors.

Being a member of TAG Alliances enables member firms to confidently refer their clients to top rated and responsive professional service firms. TAG Alliances members are well-respected local experts with a strong understanding of local business practices, laws, and customs and have deep-rooted relationships within their communities. These strengths give TAG Alliances members a true competitive advantage in providing a seamless and personalized experience for their clients’ global needs. Learn more at www.TAGAlliances.com.

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SummitET Honors Decorated Air Force Colonel and Counterterrorism Director through Johns Hopkins University

SummitET Honors Decorated Air Force Colonel and Counterterrorism Director through Johns Hopkins University

John Duda, SummitET CEO, and Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) has founded the Patrick F. Daly Simulation Fund at Johns Hopkins University. This 5-year gift will allow approximately 150-200 students at Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Science to participate in emergency management simulations during the 2021-2026 school years. This gift honors the late Colonel for his service to America through the U.S. Military, multiple federal agencies, and the White House. SummitET’s gift fully covers the cost of two emergency management simulation exercises per year for the next five years.

“This extremely generous gift will allow our master’s degree students the kind of experiential learning that prepares them well for their careers in national security,” said Kathy Wagner Hill, Director of Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Colonel Daly was a B52 command pilot with over 5,000 flight hours and the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses. The Air Force Colonel, Retired, held various senior counterterrorism positions within the Pentagon, the Department of State, the White House, and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Daly, who passed in 2021, was a true patriot who made it his priority to make the U.S. a safer place.

While working for the Department of Energy’s Office of Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation, Daly was known for his keen subject-matter expertise and ability to bring people together. Daly left an indelible positive impression with those whom he worked with.

The first simulation is scheduled for spring 2022, entitled, This Side of Paradise:  Great Power Competition in Africa, is creating a buzz of excitement among Global Security students at Johns Hopkins. The spring simulation will focus on the power struggle taking place in Africa and allow students to assess the competing interests of regional and global competitors.

“I think Pat would be humbled and honored by this program,” said Duda. “These simulations will really benefit students and give them a chance to prepare for complex security challenges that exist around the world.”

Learn more about SummitET’s social responsibility program.

Patrick F. Daly Simulation fund at Johns Hopkins University

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) is a veteran-owned small business that offers innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization, large or small. Drawing from a diverse base of experience in emergency management and response, as well as communications within the government, military, and private sectors, the SummitET team offers a comprehensive approach to the management and mitigation of risk. By combining the latest developments in learning and technology with the application of best practices in organizational behavior, strategy, and planning, SummitET has become an industry leader who serves a broad range of clients.

 

About Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies (The Center), located in Washington D.C., is the home of eight (8) masters degrees and three (3) certificate programs designed to enhance understanding of the processes of government and global security.  The Center’s degree programs bring together theory and practice in the study of government and its effects domestically and abroad while preparing individuals for leadership in the public and private sectors.  

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The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) showcases simulation, education, modeling, and training technology for the exchange of information among industry, the military, and the educational communities. I/ITSEC is organized and sponsored by NTSA (National Training and Simulation Association).

 

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SummitET Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

SummitET Receives 2021 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

November 10, 2021 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company® as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. SummitET earned the GOLD Award for the second year in a row. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program recognizing job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. 
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“Thirty-eight percent of our team members are former military,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We are proud to be a veteran-owned company and honored to employ military veterans whose skill sets so clearly complement our core capabilities.” 

SummitET joins 848 other companies throughout the United States who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, ensuring veterans have a long-term career and growth plan, and using the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention, providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers. 

Are you interested in joining our diverse team? See our careers here.

  

About SummitET®
Summit Exercises and Training LLC is a St. Petersburg, Florida-based, veteran-owned small company that provides proven full spectrum preparedness solutions through industry-leading experts and impeccable customer service. Our diverse team supports corporate and governmental organizations and agencies in providing systematic risk reduction that developing solutions that address issues such as critical infrastructure protection, national security threats involving terrorism and WMD, radiological and emergency preparedness, cybersecurity, workplace violence safety, active shooter programs, and strategic communications. 

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program 

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit www.HIREVets.gov. 

  

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The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) showcases simulation, education, modeling, and training technology for the exchange of information among industry, the military, and the educational communities. I/ITSEC is organized and sponsored by NTSA (National Training and Simulation Association).

 

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SummitET Announces Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness®

SummitET Announces Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness®

St. Petersburg, FL. Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®), a Preparedness Solutions Company®, launches The Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness® (SCIP). The institute prepares communicators for the next level of strategic and critical thinking when addressing threats and hazards across the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery mission areas.

SummitET SCIP offers diverse strategic communication curriculum to meet a variety of audiences, including foundational training for new strategic communicators, refresher courses, advanced training principles and strategies for seasoned strategic communicators. 

“Our cadre of instructors is made up of current and former communication practitioners and members of the media, with decades of experience,” states John Duda, SummitET CEO. “We have blended this experience and talent with the latest in digital media methodologies and emerging technologies to produce a client workforce that is prepared to effectively drive messaging and improve planning.” 

SummitET SCIP offers more than twenty-five in-person and virtual workshops that can be customized to the client’s training needs. These workshops are also recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® to Human Resource professionals. The cost of attending one of the Institute’s workshops is nominal, particularly for organizations of the federal government, where pricing is at or below the federal government’s micro-purchase threshold level and/or the simplified acquisition threshold level.

Learn more about the virtual workshops for individuals and organizations at SummitET.com/workshops or review SummitET SCIP 2021 training brochure at SummitET.com/strategic-communications-institute. For more information about the Strategic Communications Institute for Preparedness®, or if you are interested in hosting a cost-sharing local/regional workshop contact Info@SummitET.com. 

About SummitET
Summit Exercises and Training LLC (SummitET®) is a veteran-owned small business that seeks to offer innovative preparedness solutions. When founded, our team sought to develop a more flexible model that could be adapted to serve the needs of any organization large or small. Drawing on a diversity of experience in emergency management and response, communications, military, government, and the private sector, the team brings a comprehensive perspective to managing and mitigating risk. By applying best practices in management and organizational behavior, strategy and planning, together with the latest developments in learning and technology, SummitET has quickly grown its reputation as an industry leader, serving a range of clients.

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