Synchronization of Situational Awareness Between Critical Infrastructures and the Public Sector Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) [open pdf - 305KB]
From the Document: "Rapid damage assessment of critical infrastructure elements following a disruptive event, and the sharing of that information allows both public and private sectors to more quickly establish situational awareness and optimally deploy response resources. This project focused on the development of plans, procedures, processes, and mechanisms for using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to provide rapid situational awareness and for sharing that information between public and private partners. This information was transmitted to State Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and was used to create a common operational map that can be shared with the federal government, other jurisdictional organizations, and the private sector during emergency response situations. As the use of private sector UAS increases, first responders have the ability to leverage these resources to rapidly gain situational awareness across a larger geographic region."
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/