Author Archives: NISC Administrator

The NISC is Hiring

The NISC is hiring!  The NISC is seeking an innovative and driven leader to fill the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to advance the NISC’s mission and lead the organization with fundraising, strategic planning, and business development efforts. The Executive Director will also oversee all activities 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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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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