All NISC events seek to improve public safety and emergency management information sharing and interoperability. Our events include webinars, an annual summit, and an annual private sector symposium.

Webinars are open to any interested stakeholder: you don’t need to be a member to attend. For limited-access webinars, members receive priority registration. Some events, such as the annual summit, are members-only.

CHECKPOINT 16 Final Planning Conference

April 21st at 1:00PM ET

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This virtual event was the final planning conference before the CHECKPOINT 16 Exercise and covered:

  • Discussion about:
    • The exercise plan & framing injects
    • Final exercise logistics & readiness checklist
    • Player roles, responsibilities and expectations
    • Metrics and measurement of success
    • The after action reporting process
    • Communications and outreach
  • Review of training highlights
  • Question & answer period

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March 31st at 1:00PM ET

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checkpoint training

This training built on introductory sessions to deepen participants' understanding of the CHECKPOINT 16 Exercise.

The training focused on:

  • User participation and test drive of tools that facilitate exercise play
  • Learning how to initiate and integrate reports from mobile/web apps
  • Methods for creating and sharing operational status information
  • Turning collected data into meaningful information

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CHECKPOINT 16 Training I

March 10th at 1:00PM ET

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checkpoint training 1

This training focused on:

  • The ArcGIS Online information sharing environment for all types of participants in the CHECKPOINT 16 Exercise
  • Tools to be used by observers and limited play participants
  • Situational awareness and damage assessment tools for full play participants

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Introduction to CHECKPOINT 16

February 17th at 3:30PM ET

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This webinar provided an overview of CHECKPOINT 16 , an information sharing exercise that will allow participants to test and evaluate model web applications for situational awareness and decision support. Topics discussed in the webinar included:

  • Overview of the goals and objectives of the exercise
  • Calendar of key events
  • How to submit tools for consideration in the exercise


  • Doug Eades Systems Integration Manager, Kentucky Emergency Management; NISC Chair
  • Joel Thomas NISC Staff Support; SPIN Global

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