Incorporation of a Technology Cluster Approach


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This is a graphic attachment for reply for Questions for the Record Submitted 
by Senator Mark L. Pryor to Heather Blanchard, Co Founder of CrisisCommons from the May 5, 2011 hearing, “Understanding the Power of Social Media as a Communications Tool in the Aftermath of Disasters”

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Incorporation of a Technology Cluster Approach

  1. 1. Technology Cluster Coordination Sample Approach **DRAFT - For Community Review/Input** “Questions for the Record Submittedby Senator Mark L. Pryor to Heather Blanchard, Co Founder of CrisisCommons from the May 5, 2011 hearing, “Understanding the Power of Social Media as a Communications Tool in the Aftermath of Disasters” July 7, 2011 Heather Blanchard Co Founder, CrisisCommons Twitter/Skype: @poplifegirl
  2. 2. Have Your Say Hi! Thanks for stopping by.Take a few minutes to provide your input by July 6, 2011. Give us your input here: Feel free to email input as well to
  3. 3. Word Cloud of the National Response Framework The word “data” is referred to once in the entire core document. However, the word “information” is referred to more than 100 times.
  4. 4. Office of Technology Innovation, Operations and Adoption Need for a New Office at FEMA Direct Report to the FEMA AdministratorCoordination Across All of FEMA & Interagency Coordinator
  5. 5. Incorporation into FEMA Office of Technology Innovation, Operations FEMA Administrator and Adoption Liaison Innovation Lab Operations Plans & Policy Training and Education DHS/FEMA Practice Areas Quick Response Support Data Standards Practitioner Professional TrainingDHS/FEMA Region Tech Liaisons (10) Independent Tool Evaluation Information/Data Requirements Liaison and Support to EMI Practitioner Communities Open Source Software Collaboration Technology Cluster Coordination International Standards Collaboration Open Source Licensing Liaison to HS/EM/PH Education Programs Federal Interagency Data Interchange Protocol Visualization Product Development Liaison to FEMA CIO Public Digital Preparedness Private Sector Critical Information Requirements Cybersecurity Revision of Doctrine, Policy basedVolunteer Technology Communities Imagery & GIS Utility After Action Prototyping on Emerging Technologies Liaison to Cybersecurity Liaison with Federal, Legal and Ethics Advisement Exercises Academic and Private Sector R&D Research Agenda Tech Cluster Lead (NRCC) - Direct Report to the NRCC Lead
  6. 6. Incorporation into theNational Incident Command System Direct Report to the Tech Cluster Incident Command Liaison Lead
  7. 7. Incorporation into the Field through the Joint Field Office Tech Cluster Support Tech Cluster Lead Tech Cluster Liaison(JFO) - Direct Report to the FCO Tech Cluster Support Tech Cluster Support Tech Cluster Support Source: Based on the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Annex Guide:
  8. 8. Incorporation of a Cluster Based Approach Scaleable for any Operations Center Operations Center Lead (NRCC) Technology Cluster Lead (RRCC) (JFO) (State EOC) (Local EOC) Liaison Innovation Lab Operations Plans & Policy Pre-scripted Mission Assignment for Coordination of Technology-based Liaison to Plans - Incident Action Planning Internal - Representation from across Visualization & Imagery Support Mission Assignments Privacy, Legal and Ethics Interagency, ESF Functions, Support for Imagery Processing Information/Data Requirements Ops, Planning, JIC Mobile Processing Technology Cluster Coordination External: Private Sector and Volunteer Temporary Data Storage Data Interchange Protocol Technology Communities Data Collection Critical Information RequirementsTechnology Incident Communications and Resource Coordination Imagery & GIS Utility Coordination LIne (TICCL) Liaison to Cybersecurity Provision of requirements from Open Data (Social Media) Coordination Operations to External Staff Support for Tech Desk in Operations Center Source: Page 29
  9. 9. Example Engagement Opportunity Technology Cluster Liaison Collaboration with Volunteer Technology Communities Technology resources are coordinated together. External communities able to create productive and useful Technology cluster lead reports products based on response directly to Operations Center agency requirements. leadership. Pre-identification of coordination Cluster ability to provide resources such as a local requirements and problem University or co-working space definitions to external where communities can gather to communities for data curation work on common projects and and visualization. response agency requirements. Scalable - Leverages Existing Resources Compasses Virtual and Volunteer Communities to Productive UseFirst proposed at the American Red Cross Crisis Data Summit on August 10, 2011
  10. 10. Data Opportunities Official/Affiliated Response Sources Public Sources Existing Data Population - Boundaries - Hydrology - Hypsography - Transportation/Roads - Social CapitalBefore Crisis Community Indicators Before CrisisAfter Crisis Power - Telecommunications - Weather - Alternative Access to Internet - After Crisis Food - Fuel - Shelter - Transportation - Health Care Crisis Specific Self-Directed Public Safety Reporting - Hazard Identification - Service Disruption Identifier - Public Sentiment - Status Sharing - Resource Management