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                            L-3 COMMUNICATIONS
                             D.P. ASSOCIATES INC.
                          EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
                                SAN DIEGO, CA


      This Emergency Action Plan (EAP) has been developed to provide orientation
      and guidance for activities designed to respond to the entire spectrum of
      emergencies which might affect the D.P. Associates Inc. (DPA) Mission Valley
      site (VCA) at 2815 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300A, San Diego, CA 92108. It
      also serves as the “entry point” to the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) should an
      emergency evolve into a major event requiring activation of the BCP.


      The following teams are established to provide overall direction for the
      emergency management at the VCA facility in San Diego, CA.


      During an emergency the Disaster Recovery Team (DRT) will form the nucleus
      of a responsive force for the operation of the Emergency Action Plan. The
      membership of the DRT is shown in Attachment 1.

      The DRT is comprised of members with the following responsibilities:

      LEADER - The Leader of the DRT is responsible for the overall operation of the
      EAP. Based on information on hand, the Leader determines what actions should
      be taken. During an emergency the Leader collects information relayed by other
      DRT members, directs response activities, and reports status to the President.

      HUMAN RESOURCES - Addresses issues involving labor management
      relations, notification of employees and families, protection of personnel records,
      and providing accountability for employees during and following an emergency.

      FACILITY MANAGEMENT – Directs the maintenance force which takes pre-
      emergency actions to protect the health and safety of employees, provides
      immediate response capability, maintains liaison with utility companies and
      provides plans for auxiliary power and emergency lighting.

      INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES – Develops and maintains
      backup systems for server and switch capability at the relocation site, ensure
      physical protection of on site resources during an emergency and operates
      emergency telecommunications.

      SECURITY – Ensures the safeguarding of sensitive and classified information
      and coordinating the activities of all emergency responders.

      FINANCE – Ensures that proper backup of financial data is performed regularly.

      COMMUNICATIONS – Provides a focal point for the collection and
      dissemination of information concerning the nature of the emergency, status of
      operations, and welfare of employees and visitors. Within the context of L-3
      corporate policy, acts as the media spokesperson, or provides support for senior
      leadership in that role.


      The Crisis Management Team (CMT) provides executive leadership for DPA
      during and following an emergency. While most incidents will not require
      activation of the CMT, the DRT will keep key members of the CMT apprised of
      the incident and response. The CMT may be called upon to provide strategic
      decisions during and after an emergency, particularly if the event escalates to the
      point where activation of the Business Continuity Plan should be considered.

      The CMT is comprised of the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President
      of Corporate Operations, Senior Office Directors, and Business Unit Vice
      Presidents with significant operations located in the VCA building. The
      membership of the CMT is shown in Attachment 1.



      In order to ensure successful response to emergencies, the Disaster Recovery
      Team will undertake the following actions:

         Oversee the development of notification and warning procedures.
         Ensure that evacuation plans are established and posted and that evacuation
          drills are held at least once a year.
         Ensure that emergency wardens are identified and trained to aid in evacuation
          or emergency management functions.
         Provide liaison with local first responders (San Diego Fire and Rescue and
          San Diego Police Department).
         Provide advocacy for employee safety and security during emergency
         Make recommendations for additional emergency equipment and supplies.
         Ensure that the relocation site at ???? is prepared to provide support if the
          CMT, DRT and key functions need to be transferred there.


         Ensure that whatever training, orientation, and information necessary to
          provide an effective emergency response capability is readily available to the
         Review and update the Emergency Action and Business Continuity Plans as
         Provide guidance and assistance to managers and supervisors on creating
          emergency notification procedures for their employees.


      A risk assessment of the VCA facility reveals that the most likely emergency
      events are the following:

             Fire/Wildfire
             Severe storm
             Electrical power failure

      Less likely, but still worthy of preparing for, are the following:

             Criminal act
             Tornado
             Workplace violence
             Bomb threat
             Hazardous material spill
             Nearby major transportation accident
             Earthquake


      This section identifies actions which will be undertaken at the onset of any


      The Emergency Action Plan may be activated, and the Disaster Recovery Team
      called to action as appropriate, under the following conditions:

      3.1.1   Receipt of advanced warning of an emergency situation affecting the VCA
              facility. Events which might trigger a warning include:
                    Unfolding weather/natural disaster related events (wildfire, flood,
                     severe storm)
                    Threat of terror act (raising the Department of Homeland Security
                     alert level to Orange or Red)
                    Threat of violence or criminal act directed at the facility or any of its


                  Planned demonstrations directed at L-3 or another site near the VCA

      3.1.2   An emergency which strikes without warning, including the following:
                 Fire
                 Explosion
                 Crime or workplace violence incident
                 Hazardous material spill
                 Major transportation accident (air crash, hazardous cargo accident)
                 Earthquake
                 Tornado
                 Major medical emergency involving multiple casualties


      3.2.1 Media
      All communications with the media is the responsibility of L-3 Corporate. Unless
      delegated by Corporate, any requests for information will be referred to Corporate
      Communications (Cynthia Swain at (212-697-1111).

      3.2.3 Family Notification
      Notification of families of injured employees is the responsibility of the Vice
      President, Corporate Operations.

      3.2.4 Employee Notification
      During non-duty hours, employees will be notified of emergencies through the
      supervisory chain of command. VCA will initiate the use of the recall roster in
      order to distribute emergency information to employees. During duty hours,
      employees not at the VCA facility may get emergency information by calling his
      or her recall roster contact.

      3.2.5 L-3 Corporate Notification
      Depending on the nature, time and duration of the emergency, the President, as
      head of the Crisis Management Team, or the head of the Disaster Recovery Team
      will notify L-3 Corporate offices of the incident.


      3.3.1 On site.
      If the VCA facility has not been evacuated, a virtual EOC will be established in
      an available conference room. The IT member of the Disaster Recovery Team
      will set up PC and communications access.

      3.3.2 Off site.
      If the VCA facility has been evacuated, an EOC will be established ???.


      3.3.3 Capabilities
      EOCs should have data ports sufficient to run critical functions as defined in the
      BCP. Key employees and CMT and DRT members will make arrangements to
      have laptop computers in the EOC. IT will install telephones and provide
      network connectivity.


      3.4.1 Planning
      The following actions will be undertaken to ensure that an orderly emergency
      evacuation can be accomplished:

             Evacuation routes will be posted at key locations throughout the facility.
             New employee orientation will include provision of evacuation diagrams
              and information concerning evacuation, assembly locations, and
              accountability of employees following an evacuation.
             Fire wardens will be appointed and trained.
             Periodic inspections will be performed to ensure that fire exits and escape
              routes are kept clear.
             Evacuation drills will be performed periodically.

      3.4.2   Execution

      In the event that an emergency evacuation is required, the following actions will
      take place:

             Warning will be provided to employees in the affected area or a general
              alarm will be given for evacuation of the entire facility.
             When the warning has been issued, employees will immediately leave the
              facility following posted evacuation routes.
             When leaving work areas, if possible without jeopardizing personal
              safety, secure classified or sensitive material, log out of computer systems
              and close all doors.
             After exiting the building, proceed immediately to designated assembly
              areas and check in with management or administrative personnel.
             Employees should escort visitors to their offices to their designated
              assembly area.
             Management or administrative personnel will provide a listing of all
              evacuated personnel and visitors to a member of the Disaster Recovery
              Team to ensure that all are accounted for.
             Members of the Disaster Recovery Team will reconcile evacuated
              personnel and visitors lists with those known to be in the building at the
              onset of the emergency.
             The Chief of the Disaster Recovery Team will provide a situation report to
              the President and Crisis Management Team and will coordinate personnel

              safety issues with the emergency response leadership (San Diego Police,
              Fire and Rescue Services, or Emergency Management Office).
             Personnel will remain in the assembly areas until they are directed to re-
              enter the facility of are dismissed to leave the area.
             Personnel approached by media representatives are not to discuss any
              aspect of the emergency. They are to direct the media to the
              communications representative or the Chief of the Disaster Recovery

      3.4.3   Evacuation Under Special Situations

              Some situations will require evacuation of the facility using different
              routes. If a suspicious package is found on the premises, employees
              would be directed to use evacuation routes which would avoid the area in
              which the package is found. If a threat exists to employees exiting the
              building from one or more emergency exits, direction will be provided to
              use alternate exits. Direction for the use of alternate exits will be provided
              by the Facility Manager or a member of the Disaster Recovery Team.


      In a medical emergency, time is critical. Often, people will deny they are in stress
      and it will be up to fellow employees to place an emergency call. If an employee
      is injured, suffering severe physical symptoms which should receive immediate
      medical attention, the following procedures should be initiated immediately:

             Call “911” on a DPA telephone or cell phone. State that you have a
              medical emergency. You will be connected to the San Diego Fire and
              Rescue dispatch center. Be prepared to state the nature of the emergency
              and the exact location.
             Contact the reception desk by dialing “XXX” on a DPA telephone or 619-
              295-7490 on a cell phone and tell the receptionist that a “911” call has
              been placed and where to direct San Diego Fire and Rescue when they
              arrive. Give the name of the victim and the location. This is extremely
              important – if the receptionist does not know where the emergency is,
              valuable minutes can be lost when emergency medical help arrives.


      Most emergencies, such as fire, hazardous material spill, or bomb threat, will
      require evacuation of the VCA facility. There are some emergencies, however,
      during which the most prudent course of action is to have employees remain
      within the facility. Examples of such incidents may include:


            Imminent severe weather such as a tornado warning or a severe
            Potential terror attack in proximity to the VCA facility.
            Widespread power outage which interrupts the transportation
            Protest demonstrations or civil unrest at or near the VCA facility.
            Major transportation or hazardous material incident.
            Criminal activity such as bombing or sniper attack adjacent to the VCA

      Under such conditions local emergency management, police or fire officials may
      provide directions for personnel to remain at their work location. Weather related
      warnings may also trigger the decision to shelter in place, rather than evacuate
      employees. Upon the advice of local authorities or members of the Disaster
      Recovery Team, the Crisis Management Team or President may direct that
      employees remain with the facility. Further direction may be provided for
      employees to relocate to safer interior locations if the warranted by the situation.
      For example, to provide maximum protection against the effects of a tornado,
      employees should be moved to interior locations on the first floor away from any
      windows or glass doors.


      For all emergency events an after-action report will be prepared by the Disaster
      Recovery Team. The report will include the following items with suitable
      description of events and actions as necessary to ensure clarity:

            Nature of the emergency
            Time and location of the emergency
            How notification was accomplished
            Actions taken by the Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery Teams
            Performance of emergency response actions and Team members

      For events which last more than four hours, interim situation reports should be
      prepared and provided to the Crisis Management Team and L-3 Corporate
      management. The reports will be prepared by the Disaster Recovery Team and
      should be updated every four hours or when there is a significant change in the




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