Interoperable Data Pete Odell


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Overview of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and interoperable data structures. Implications for National Information Exchange Model and private sector data sharing

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  • [Buck…we need a slide here listing all our content partners, preferably by category. Jon J can help give you the data. I’d like to use the TIES foundation that you used for the growth/value slide, but just list content providers on top of it. See me if you have questions.]
  • This is what users see when they log into TIES Web. The black tabs along the top are individualized dashboards and filtered for relevance. The management or community controls run along the left. The icons on the map represent different events and their severity is reflected in the color of each. As you hover your map over the icon, it displays the headline and you can drill down for more specifics. TIES is multi-modal, so alerts can be shown on a map, or in an alert grid listed in priority order.
  • Interoperable Data Pete Odell

    1. 1. SILVER BULLETS: HOW INTEROPERABLE DATA WILL REVOLUTIONIZE INFORMATION SHARING Pete O’Dell Founder/Director Swan Island Networks [email_address]
    2. 2. Introduction, bias & rules <ul><li>Introduction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biz and technical guy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of experience (AKA made many mistakes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing a book, building a company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bias: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action – do something, fix it, repeat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards – do it predictably once it works </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rules/request for this presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical feedback appreciated via email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any case studies considered for publication </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Note on the Silver Bullets <ul><li>“ Silver Bullet” has always been a mythical element – one thing that will solve a host of problems with a single shot. </li></ul><ul><li>Still doesn’t exist – no panacea </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable data transactions in large numbers ( Silver Bullets ) can create a huge organizational solution to a massive problem (e.g. information sharing) – much like sand being added to a beach, it’s the sheer cumulative numbers of grains that have impact </li></ul>
    4. 4. Bottom line up front <ul><li>Interoperable data important </li></ul><ul><li>Moving toward critical mass globally </li></ul><ul><li>Massive increase in structured feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensors, systems (CAP), publishers (RSS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disparate examples of all types </li></ul><ul><li>Govt taking active interest - NIEM </li></ul><ul><li>3 choices for those impacted: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make it happen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watch it happen </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wonder what happened </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Standards – reaching back in time <ul><li>Great Wall of China – 3 generations </li></ul><ul><li>Eli Whitney and interchangeable parts </li></ul><ul><li>Railroad tracks </li></ul><ul><li>7.62mm ammunition (real bullets) </li></ul><ul><li>Shipping containers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manual load/pack/unload - longshoremen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1950’s – first container shipments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ports rose and fell based on adoption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8,000x productivity increase over 40 years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World trade enabled </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Technology standards - our lifetime…. <ul><li>COBOL – Grace Hopper - Arlington </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Cards – early standard data </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform Product Codes </li></ul><ul><li>IBM PC – normalized many other types </li></ul><ul><li>TCP/IP – trumped several competitors </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web (HTML) – When? Who? </li></ul><ul><li>SGML/XML – structure for other machines instead of pages for people </li></ul>
    7. 7. Information Sharing – what it is? <ul><li>Traits: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cross organizational (FSLTIPP – Federal, State, Local, Tribal, International, Public and Private) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensible (sent/received) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Trusted (publisher/recipient) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Re-purposeable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Where it failed: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9/11 – dots failed to connect (2001) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indonesian Tsunami (2004) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Katrina – incredible lack of comms (2005) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recent Australia fires (2009) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Are we much improved today? No. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Common Alerting Protocol <ul><li>Art Botterell – California, Contra Costa </li></ul><ul><li>Disparate & proprietary systems </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Interoperability Committee </li></ul><ul><li>OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) </li></ul><ul><li>Versions 1.1 – Now in NIEM </li></ul><ul><li>Adopters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NOAA, USGS – weather, tsunami, quakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comcare Alliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA – IPAWS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WMO – World weather </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Key CAP Design Principals <ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable </li></ul><ul><li>Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-use </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarity </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul>
    10. 10. Some CAP uses today <ul><li>NOAA (US Weather) </li></ul><ul><li>WMO (global weather) </li></ul><ul><li>USGS Earthquake </li></ul><ul><li>Tsunami Warning </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor alerts </li></ul><ul><li>9-1-1 feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Geo-political alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Ships (AIS) </li></ul><ul><li>Health Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Snow load (WM) </li></ul><ul><li>LE Events (raid) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial events </li></ul><ul><li>Incident mgmt – WEB EOC, ETEAM </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA-IPAWS </li></ul>
    11. 11. TIES – Trusted Information Exchange System <ul><li>Bias – My product </li></ul><ul><li>Visual - Dashboards </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use – little to no training </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted Communities - authorized </li></ul><ul><li>Built around CAP and other standards </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting & filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Common and User Defined Operating Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Real time, real easy </li></ul>
    12. 12. TIES’ Unique Distribution Platform
    13. 13. TIES Architecture
    14. 14. Demonstration or slideshow
    15. 15. Futures – Interoperable data underpins all of them <ul><li>NIEM advances and adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Internet ProtocolV6 </li></ul><ul><li>Billions of cheap sensors </li></ul><ul><li>The “internet of things” </li></ul><ul><li>Implantable Google? (read only) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Wrapup <ul><li>Questions and potentially answers </li></ul><ul><li>Critical feedback appreciated </li></ul><ul><li>Looking for a P/T book editor </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>202-460-9207 </li></ul>
    18. 18. Track incidents around the globe
    19. 19. Personalized dashboards deliver timely and relevant information (add maps, points of interest, camera and RSS feeds, etc.)
    20. 20. Filtering increases ‘signal to noise’ Filter for content sources, time/expiration, locations, alert type and key words
    21. 21. Drive information to the ‘edge’ with TIES Mobile integration
    22. 22. Track key employees from standard browser-based device (filter alerts based on device location)
    23. 23. Locate key employees and monitor events/incidents in local vicinity
    24. 30. The TIES Common Operating Picture
    25. 31. Alerting and Notification with Points of Interest