Author Archives: NISC Administrator

The Data Lifecycle and other leave-behinds from the Canada-US Enhanced Resiliency Experiments

The NISC has been a partner to DHS S&T and DRDC during the Canada-US Enhanced (CAUSE) Resiliency Experiment series by providing participants with access to ArcGIS Online through the NISC Member Portal and providing a central location for hosting online tools to test during the experiment (for example, the Mutual Aid Resource Planner (MARP) and more »

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Abbotsford EOC during the CAUSE V Experiment

CAUSE V: The Canada-US Enhanced Resiliency Experiment wraps-up in the PNW

The fifth experiment in the Canada-US Enhanced Resiliency Experiment Series (CAUSE V) was held on November 15-16, 2017 in the lower mainland of British Columbia (BC), Canada and Washington State (WA), US. CAUSE V focus areas covered a number of topics related to cross-border communications interoperability, such as cross-border public safety broadband wireless capabilities; digital more »

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New Additions to the NISC Board

After a round of elections, three (3) new directors have been added to the NISC Board. William C. Ray, MPH, Program Manager, Healthcare Preparedness Program, Division of Health Service Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Jamison M. Day, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist, Ecosify, LLC Travis Cryan, BA, more »

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Call for Feedback on NIMS Refresh

FEMA just announced a 30-day National Engagement Period on the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS). This is an opportunity for interested individuals to provide comments on the changes. The Engagement Period is open to all members of the community.   NIMS exists to “provide a common approach for managing incidents.” Visit FEMA’s website to access more »

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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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New Additions to the NISC Board

After a round of elections, new directors have been added to the NISC Board. Danjel Bout, Assistant Director for Response, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Richard Butgereit, GIS Administrator, Florida Division of Emergency Management; and Derrick Phillips, Battalion Chief, St. Louis Fire Department have joined the existing directors. Additionally, Philip Dawe, A/Section Head, Multi-Agency Crisis Management, Defence Research more »

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