Category Archives: NISC Notes

Virtual USA Virtual Library to be Decommissioned

Based on lessons learned from five years of Virtual USA pilots, the three-year CAPSTONE-14 Earthquake Exercise process, and multiple rounds of feedback from stakeholders, the Virtual USA® Virtual Library will be decommissioned on September 30, 2014. Deactivating the library will pave the way for additional advancements in the field of information sharing for first responders. All more »

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Post–CAPSTONE-14 Initiatives

Webinar Series Explored Lessons Learned We co-hosted two webinars: Applying Technologies to Enable Effective Decision Making in July and Public-Private Coordination in Emergency Response and Recovery in August. The webinars examined the use of technologies in the event as well as integration of the public and private sectors during the week-long, multi-state earthquake exercise. Exercise more »

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Inaugural IMIS-SC Meeting

The inaugural Incident Management Information Sharing Subcommittee (IMIS-SC) meeting took place on June 10. The IMIS-SC is co-chaired by the NISC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group (DHS S&T FRG). The Subcommittee is supported by the White House Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment. The IMIS-SC more »

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CUSEC’s CAPSTONE-14 Exercise Right around the Corner

The Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium’s (CUSEC) CAPSTONE-14 exercise is less than a week away! An event countdown clock, CUSEC’s latest press release, and more is available at www.nisconsortium.org/capstone-14. Participants will be tweeting during the event with the hashtag #CAPSTONE14.  If you are interested in viewing a live feed of select exercise activities taking place on June more »

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Board Member Presentations in Spring 2014

NISC members and Board members plan to speak about public safety information sharing priorities at several upcoming events, including: Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International Broadband Summit & Expo, May 6 – Eddie Reyes (NISC Board Member) will be a keynote speaker, presenting. “Embracing Broadband Technologies to Serve and Protect the Public” National Association more »

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Spring 2014 Webinars

Upcoming–Mobile Apps for Public Safety Tuesday, May 20, 1pm ET/10am PT   Join our upcoming webinar, Mobile Apps for Public Safety: Tips for Improving Security, Implementing Policy and Designing Apps. This webinar is co-hosted with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group (FRG). Pre-registration is not required. Access the webinar recording here! more »

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NISC Members Provide Feedback on DHS Mobile App

NISC members who indicated interest in reviewing the First Responder Mobile Application Development: Best Practices Guide have received email instructions for providing their valuable feedback.  The guide was drafted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency  Communications’ (OEC) Mobile Applications for Public Safety Project (MAPS), and will be used by developers more »

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