Tag Archives: Information Sharing

CHECKPOINT 16 Announced

The NISC is proud to announce that on May 11, 2016, we will launch our first information sharing exercise called CHECKPOINT 16!  The virtual tabletop exercise will provide an opportunity to test and evaluate model web applications for situational awareness and decision support. Participants will leverage resources available in the NISC member portal, and can submit resources they more »

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CSX ‘Operation Respond’ Training

On March 25, 2015, CSX provided a training class for the Charlottesville Fire Department on CSX’s “Operation Respond,” an incident management software that will allow responders to use mobile devices to access railway data, including information about trains and their cargo, while they are responding to incidents. This training opportunity allows the Charlottesville Fire Department to more »

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ICAM Summit Final Report Released

The final report from October’s Identity Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Summit was published on January 20.  The ICAM Summit report describes principles and actions recommended by the summit participants. From the report: “These professionals-our colleagues-need immediate access to critical information from the wide variety of systems technology available (particularly portable computers, tablets, and smartphones) more »

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Local First Responder Project in NC & VA

The NISC launched the Local First Responder Project in October with participants from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charlottesville and James City County, Virginia. Efforts are underway to assess the current environment and identify needs in participating jurisdictions. In the coming months, the NISC will work with participants to analyze the assessment results and create a more »

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Join the National Conversation

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has launched a national effort to reinvent research and development through its new project, the National Conversation on Homeland Security Technology. In this project, DHS wants to help connect responders and operational users directly to industry and innovators. Direct dialogue with practitioners presents an opportunity for industry to learn about more »

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Chair Presents at Two Events

In September, NISC Chair Chief Charles Werner attended the Big City Emergency Managers Fall 2014 Conference. The Big City Emergency Managers, Inc. (BCEM) is a non-profit organization comprised of 15 major metropolitan jurisdictions that promotes robust emergency management capabilities. BCEM’s goal is to assist major cities prevent, mitigate, recover, and respond to major incidents and more »

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