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Constellation-Incident Management System: Experimentation Report   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Constellation for Incident Management (Constellation), an emergency data exchange language (EDXL)-compliant mobile command and control software developed by Haystax Technology, was evaluated during the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Urban Operational Experimentation (OpEx) event hosted by the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) on January 25, 2017. Constellation is an incident management system that runs on desktop computers and mobile devices. The software creates a configurable common operating picture that provides secure communications, situational awareness and information sharing between various types of organizations and levels of command. Nine first responder and emergency management personnel participated in this event. The participants were given a presentation on Constellation's features and capabilities of by the technology developer, and they then experimented with it on desktop computers and mobile devices. The experimentation allowed participants to use Constellation in an operationally relevant way so they could provide feedback on its features and suitability for use in first responder and emergency management organizations. The participants were provided with a list of tasks to accomplish while using Constellation, but they were also encouraged to consider and attempt other actions they might take when responding to a real event or incident."

Report Number:
OpEx-T-R-13
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Date:
2018-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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