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SES is Awarded a Multi-Year Contract to Support the VS NTEP

In July 2019, SES was awarded a multi-year contract to continue its administrative and technical support for the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) National Training and Exercise Program.  Prior to this contract, SES provided this support, as a subcontractor, under a cooperative agreement between Iowa State University and APHIS VS.

In this role, SES assists VS NTEP staff and other response stakeholders in: 1) administering the NTEP; 2) designing, conducting and evaluating both discussion- and operations-based exercises; and 3) assisting in the design and delivery of training.  These activities support the mission and goals of the VS NTEP:


  • The VS NTEP supports a national alliance for protecting U.S. animal agriculture by developing and maintaining competent and highly-trained responders.

Program Goals

  • Transform the culture of Veterinary Services to meet the evolving needs of the animal health community.
  • Build new collaborations and partnerships while sustaining existing ones.
  • Support readiness and response, balancing the needs of animal agriculture with the interests of people and the environment.

Learn about SES’ services for Foreign Animal Disease Emergency Preparedness

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