Appendix 2: communications technologies.Domestic Emergency Response Information System
One of the most critical problems in emergency response is the lack of interoperable The ability for one system to communicate or work with another. See interoperability. communications. No authority exists to arbitrate the choice of communications systems across different community agencies (e.g., police, fire, or medical) or the choice of systems across the same agency in neighboring neigh·bor
1. One who lives near or next to another.
2. A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.
3. A fellow human.
4. Used as a form of familiar address.
v. jurisdictions. This problem is compounded where support components (e.g., National Guard or military units that may be charged with civil support) are involved.
The Domestic Emergency Response Information System is a set of interoperable communications technologies designed to support emergency responses among multiple organizations under crisis conditions. Space and Naval Warfare naval warfare
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SSC Salem State College (Massachusetts) )--San Diego has been charged by Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense with testing this system. The tests will include scenario development and the establishment and maintenance of agency liaisons. To this end, SSC is working with a consortium of private industry participants to develop scenarios that are relevant, realistic, and appropriate to the information needs of the sponsor. This is being accomplished by soliciting the input and approval of representatives from each participating agency, as well as related stakeholders Stakeholders
All parties that have an interest, financial or otherwise, in a firm-stockholders, creditors, bondholders, employees, customers, management, the community, and the government. (e.g., city government).
The most difficult dimension of the evaluation of the introduction of new technologies into group settings is social. These settings can be complex, especially when they involve life-critical missions; such settings typically have well-defined procedures and values that must be respected. The challenge is to evaluate system performance in terms of support to an existing context, as well as to project changes to that context that might be enabled by system use. Effective evaluation must establish credibility and the buy in of agencies that typically are not the subject of technology testing efforts. It must ensure that required data can be collected from conditions embedded in an otherwise free-flowing timeline. It must accommodate the impact of technologies on operating concepts; i.e., address the impact of new systems on current task procedures and social interactions, and make that impact explicit. Finally, it must ensure that data are collected in such a way that results may be compared with other similar testing efforts.
The Domestic Emergency Response Information System is being developed under the sponsorship of several companies by SCC--San Diego: email@example.com.