Community List

Name Description Members
Community Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Planning System (CHAMPS)
This Community of Practice deals with the Community Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Planning System (CHAMPS). This community will house documents pertaining to the assessment of the system and recommendations for future development. The CHAMPS community will also serve as the archive for previous deliverables from other periods of performance. The end goal of this project is to produce a nationwide deployable tool that can serve as a part of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, First Responders Group National Flood Decision Support Toolbox (NFDST). 5
CORE CoP
This closed community of practice is for the Communications, Outreach, and Responder Engagement team. 14
Counterterrorism Intelligence Sharing
Counterterrorism (CT) intelligence sharing is a key component of national and homeland security doctrine. This community seeks to understand and explore the evolution of CT intelligence sharing among and between stakeholders; whether or not it is currently effective; and how it can be improved 144
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs are joint Law Enforcement, Mental Health and other First Responder collaborative programs. This community is for information sharing regarding all aspects of implementation and operation of inter-agency CIT programs. 103
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Working Group
Allows government and private sector personnel tasked with Automated Critical Asset Management Systems (ACAMS), Terrorist Early Warning Group (TEWG) and Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) programs to collaborate. Threat and Risk Assessment partnerships for large public and private venues would be a large topic. 224
CUSEC Exercise Officers Workgroup
This community is a shared space to plan Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) - led exercises. 5
Cyber Incident Annex
The Cyber Incident Annex (POIA) community is a place for members of the CYIA planning team to share information, exchange documents, and collaborate on the development of the CYIA. 18
Cyberspace
This Government, Industry, and Public mission space requires a dialog of all vested parties to better understand its interdependencies for tactical and strategic planning. The cyberspace domain is a globally-interconnected digital information and communications infrastructure which consists of the interdependent network of information technology infrastructures and supports our Nation’s economy, commerce, public safety, personal social networks, and many more activities that Government agencies, Industries, and the public have become dependent on. 97
Decontamination
The purpose of this community is to provide a forum for First Responders to discuss issues related to decontamination. It is envisioned that this will include decontamination of personnel, equipment, and planning for special events such as sporting events, political conventions, etc. This Community can also serve as a method for First Reponders from departments across the country to share their lessons learned and best practices to assist other departments with their decontamination planning and procedures. 206
Defense Support to Civil Authority
Discussions about the cooperation and interaction of active duty military forces when working with civilian emergency managers and responders 129
DHS and NGA Social Media Workshop
The DHS/NGA Social Media Working Group developed out of a two-day workshop, “Identification of Key Knowledge Gaps in Social Media Use During Disasters,” sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency July 22-23, 2013. The workshop looked at current uses of social media during disasters and social media research being conducted by universities. Users of social media from disaster response agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations identified challenges using social media during and in support of disaster response. University researchers identified research gaps in three major areas: 1) technical challenges; 2) visual and data analytic challenges; and 3) social sciences challenges. 5
DHS Challenge COP
A collaboration space for DHS S&T and its partners to collaborate on Challenges and Prize Competitions that seek technology solutions to HSE problems and gaps 3
DHS Emergency Medical Services Training and Education Advisory Committee
Coordination and collaboration space for DHS Emergency Medical Services Training and Education Advisory Committee members. 2
DHS Science and Technology First Responder Resource Group (FRRG)
The First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) provides a forum for S&T to gather detailed needs and requirements from the emergency preparedness and response community, while at the same time identifying and prioritizing their foremost technical challenges. 115
DHS Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services + Disaster Management
Recognizing the need to address the challenges associated with social media for emergency response and public safety, DHS S&T established the VSMWG in 2010. After Public Law 114-80 was passed, the VSMWG was re-named as the Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services and Disaster Management (SMWG). The mission of the SMWG is to provide recommendations to the emergency preparedness and response community on the safe and sustainable use of social media technologies before, during, and after emergencies. This community is meant to provide a platform within which the SMWG can share, discuss, and invite others from the public safety community to collaborate and contribute to the development of best practices and guidance on the use of social media for public safety. Members of FRCOP are invited to participate and provide comments in all discussions. 151
Disaster Joint Logistics Systems Practices and Programs
A forum for logistics practitioners to share best practices and collaborate on developing national logistics standards and practices for emergency operations. Furthering national logistics initiatives in areas of logistics capability assessments (LCAT), logistics training and standardization. Assisting states develop unified logistics programs that integrate local, state and federal agencies, VolAgs, and corporate partners for the purpose of pre-planning, response and recovery support to emergency operations both recurring and catastrophic. 158
Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU)
Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) community is intended for university and/or college emergency management professionals to share information, technical resources and engage in discussions and dialogues related to the profession and emerging issues around campus emergency management. This site also serves as the DRU email listserv repository. 472
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Early Assessment and Screening (Radiation) Under Construction
A planning community for members to collaborate and to share information, exchange documents, and coordinate the development of Early Assessment and Screening Tool . 6
Educational Institution Safety and Security
A community to share and discuss current safety and security best practices at all educational institutions, including K through 12, colleges, and universities. Topics may include policies, procedures, technology, physical security, mass communications, school security personnel and law enforcement, etc. 38
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