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The Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) GeoCONOPS program office is in the process of updating this page with new content provided by the community. Check back in the first quarter of FY17 to learn how the geospatial community interacts/coordinates to support this mission through documented use cases and scenarios.

PPD-8

Presidential Policy Directive / PPD-8 is aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.

Dams Sector

The Dams Sector contains a combination of government and private-sector owned assets. During incidents, the sector interacts directly with the owners of the dams to coordinate resources and public protection. Support for geospatial requirements is coordinated through the NICC by the SSA. In addition, the owners/operators utilize their internal geospatial resources, providing relevant products to the SSA and their partners.

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Defense Industrial Base Sector

The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense (DoD) components, more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the DoD, companies providing incidental materials and services to the DOD, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. The Defense Industrial Base Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Defense Industrial Base Sector

The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense (DoD) components, more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the DoD, companies providing incidental materials and services to the DOD, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. The Defense Industrial Base Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Determination of Authorities

The GeoCONOPS is based on appropriate roles, responsibilities and authorities and is consistent with all appropriate United States laws, policies, and other related requirements.

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DHS National Operations Center

The Office of Operations Coordination and Planning’s (OPS) mission is to integrate DHS and interagency planning and operations coordination in order to prevent, protect, respond to, and recover from terrorist threats/attacks and other man-made or natural disasters. Through the NOC, the DHS OPS interacts with DHS Components, state governors, Homeland Security Advisors (HSAs), law enforcement partners, and CI operators in all 50 states and more than 50 major urban areas nationwide.

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DISASTER OPERATIONS

Disaster Operations discusses the primary operation centers supporting DHS-related activities before, during, and after a disaster. These entities provide the oversight, direction, and coordination required at the federal level to support disaster operations.

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Emergency Services Sector

The Emergency Services Sector (ESS) represents the nation's first line of defense in the mitigation and prevention of risk from both intentional and unintentional manmade incidents, as well as from natural disasters. The Emergency Services Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Emergency Services Sector

The Emergency Services Sector (ESS) represents the nation's first line of defense in the mitigation and prevention of risk from both intentional and unintentional manmade incidents, as well as from natural disasters. The Emergency Services Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Energy Sector

Presidential Policy Directive 21 identifies the Energy Sector as uniquely critical because it provides an “enabling function” across all critical infrastructure sectors. More than 80 percent of the country's energy infrastructure is owned by the private sector, supplying fuels to the transportation industry, electricity to households and businesses, and other sources of energy that are integral to growth and production across the nation. The Energy Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Energy Sector

Presidential Policy Directive 21 identifies the Energy Sector as uniquely critical because it provides an “enabling function” across all critical infrastructure sectors. More than 80 percent of the country's energy infrastructure is owned by the private sector, supplying fuels to the transportation industry, electricity to households and businesses, and other sources of energy that are integral to growth and production across the nation. The Energy Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Event Types

Within the GeoCONOPS, events are broken into two basic categories: natural and man-made events. This provides for a simplified discussion area and provides clear separation between events.

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FEMA Interim Operating Facility

In support of catastrophic, no-notice, and other events, FEMA may initiate their efforts with the opening of an Interim Operating Facility (IOF). The IOF is intended to operate as a light-weight version of a JFO with core staffing and the ability to quickly setup operations with minimal dedicated infrastructure.

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FEMA Joint Field Operations

A FEMA JFO is established within an affected state following the presidential declaration of a disaster. The JFO is a temporary federal/state MACC (as defined by the NIMS) established locally to facilitate field-level domestic incident management activities related to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

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FEMA National Response Coordination Center

FEMA’s Disaster Operations Directorate coordinates and provides the core federal disaster response capability needed to save lives, reduce suffering, and protect property in communities throughout the nation that have been overwhelmed by the impact of a major disaster or emergency, regardless of cause.

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FEMA Regional Response Coordination Centers

FEMA’s RRCCs operate within each of the 10 FEMA regional offices around the nation. These facilities provide support to each of the states within the regional boundaries as well as support disaster operations within other regions during major multistate events.

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Updated on April 1, 2020