The U.S. Joint Forces Command and Northern Command will host a series of computer-based disaster drills across four states as part of the Noble Resolve 2008 preparedness effort designed to boost military support during emergencies, Government Computer News reports. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Pacific Command, and the National Guard Bureau and its regional organizations, will participate in the exercise. Working together online, participants in Indiana, Oregon, Texas and Virginia will respond to simulated common scenarios emphasizing maritime domain awareness, weapons tracking, information sharing and population tracking. Organizers designed the drills to improve military emergency response support during and after natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other events. Military officials expect to hold several smaller Noble Resolve exercises throughout 2008 and a major drill in July (Lipowicz, Government Computer News, 1/18/08).