Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Member Application

It’s now easier than ever to join the NISC! In February the Board of Directors approved a new member application and Terms of Use which together replace the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that has been in use since 2012. These updated Terms of Use contain the rights and responsibilities of the NISC and of members. Fully executed 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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Public-Private Coordination in Virtual BEOCs

After the successes of CUSEC’s CAPSTONE-14 earthquake exercise, public and private sector participants recognized that there was more work to be done surrounding virtual business emergency operations centers (BEOCs). The NISC worked with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to transition the exercise’s private sector working group to the NISC, and founded the NISC BEOC working more »

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NISC Partners with the 2015 IDCE

#DisasterTech Hackathon:  Innovative Solutions On February 7 & 8, the NISC supported the IDCE #DisasterTech Hackathon, which facilitated the development of multiple platform-agnostic open technology solutions to enhance public safety and disaster response collaboration, engagement, and decision-making. The NISC provided practitioner input through an introductory video from our Chair, Chief Charles Werner, describing the role more »

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#DisasterTech Hackathon Webcast on 2/7

Register for the webcast. The NISC has partnered with the Capacity Building Webinar Series and the International Disaster Conference and Expo (IDCE) to broadcast the first 90 minutes of the #DisasterTech Hackathon. The broadcast will be available on a social collaboration space where you can connect and work with others throughout the conference. Join the more »

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