EERI is looking for volunteers interested in participating in a virtual reconnaissance exercise for a simulated earthquake in the Los Angeles region. The exercise, part of the 2012 Golden Guardian Exercise, is scheduled for May 30th and will last approximately one hour. The California Post-Earthquake Clearinghouse, for which EERI is one of the managing organizations, plans to test (1) the use of several field data collection tools, (2) the upload of data to an EERI ftp site, and (3) the electronic transfer of data among several state agencies. The data transfer component will test middleware called Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS). See the California Clearinghouse website for more background on the exercise: http://www.eqclearinghouse.org/CA/.