On September 18, the NISC was awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct technical assistance engagements in local-level jurisdictions. Much information sharing work in recent years has been focused on the state and federal levels of government, and this funding allows the NISC to leverage lessons learned in day-to-day operations at the local level. The project will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina and Charlottesville, Virginia. The participants in these cities come from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. They will use a scenario to examine workflows, identify strengths, and pinpoint gaps.
Outcomes will include standardizing information creation, developing best practices for organizing data libraries, and identifying best practices for scaling mutual aid requests to state and national levels for major events – not to mention that the individual participants will walk away with improved and sustainable information access, management, and sharing capabilities. Learn more about the local implementation projects, including the program’s focus areas, detailed outcomes, and ways the outcomes will inform local, state, and federal policies.