Incident Management Information Sharing Subcommittee

The Incident Management Information Sharing Subcommittee (IMIS-SC) is a White House-supported initiative. The IMIS-SC is co-chaired by the NISC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responders Group. The committee will provide advice and policy recommendations—gathered from local, state, tribal, and federal perspectives—on ways to standardize nationwide incident management information sharing capabilities across the first responder, emergency management, and homeland security communities.

Thanks to connections with our members, the NISC is uniquely positioned to draw recommendations from local, state, tribal, and regional perspectives. NISC members represent all domains and disciplines of the public safety community. Through our participation in this subcommittee, NISC members are able to take part in a national conversation about improving incident management information sharing.

Chief Charles Werner, Chair of the NISC, co-chairs the IMIS-SC alongside Dr. Robert Griffin of DHS. Other members of the NISC Board of Directors also sit on the IMIS-SC.

Guiding Documents

The activities of the IMIS-SC are guided by national-level policies on information sharing and emergency preparedness. Guiding documents include:

  • The 2012 National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding
  • PPD-2: Implementation of the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats
  • PPD-8: National Preparedness
  • PPD-21: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
  • The ISE Management Plan
  • The ISE Interoperability Framework
  • The SAFECOM Interoperability Continuum

Subcommittee Goals

The IMIS-SC’s work is broken into seven goals:

  • Create an outreach strategy for shared awareness within the public safety community.
  • Develop a process to identify first responder requirements and prepare mechanisms to ensure cross-community awareness of requirements across the entire public safety community.
  • Implement a process to evaluate existing and emerging capabilities and assess what is needed to implement those capabilities.
  • Determine requirements and capabilities gaps, recommend areas of improvement, and work with the community to resolve gaps.
  • Develop investment and grant guidance for the public safety community.
  • Recommend policy guidance to the White House Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee.
  • Develop performance measures and targets for goal implementation.