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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.

Field Data Collection

There are many types of field collection efforts: windshield surveys, preliminary damage assessments (PDA), searches, detailed post-event surveys, program-specific inspections, etc. These efforts are labor intensive and require individuals to be placed into the damage area to meet the surge staffing requirements. Although these transient staff add to the burden of the impacted communities to provide food and lodging, they also provide additional income to the impacted area, aiding in the economic recovery of the geography.

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Financial Services Sector

The Financial Services Sector represents a vital component of our nation's critical infrastructure. Large-scale power outages, recent natural disasters, and an increase in the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks demonstrate the wide range of potential risks facing the sector. The Financial Services Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Financial Services Sector

The Financial Services Sector represents a vital component of our nation's critical infrastructure. Large-scale power outages, recent natural disasters, and an increase in the number and sophistication of cyber-attacks demonstrate the wide range of potential risks facing the sector. The Financial Services Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Food and Agriculture Sector

The Food and Agriculture Sector accounts for approximately 20% of the nation’s economic activity. It is composed of an estimated 2.2 million farms, 900,000 restaurants, and more than 400,000 registered food manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities, and is almost entirely under private ownership. The Food and Agriculture Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Food and Agriculture Sector

The Food and Agriculture Sector accounts for approximately 20% of the nation’s economic activity. It is composed of an estimated 2.2 million farms, 900,000 restaurants, and more than 400,000 registered food manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities, and is almost entirely under private ownership. The Food and Agriculture Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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GeoCONOPS Community

The community analysis characterizes how the geospatial community within the GeoCONOPS operates and supports the overall DHS mission. The intent of community analysis is to describe and characterize the various actors and stakeholders and their relationships that compose the current geospatial, modeling, and simulation support to emergency operations at the national, regional, and field levels. The purpose of a Community Model (CM) is to provide an overall enterprise view that captures stakeholder interactions related to disaster operations and the mission areas of damage assessment, lifesaving, and recovery operations. The CM allows stakeholders to see how they fit into the overall geospatial community.

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GEOSPATIAL CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS

This Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) is a strategic road map to understand, and improve, the coordination of geospatial activities across the entire spectrum of the Nation: from federal, to state, and local governments, to private sector and community organizations, academia, the research and development industry and citizens in support of Homeland Security and Homeland Defense (HD).

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Geospatial Considerations of Public Safety Alerts, Warnings and Notifications

Geospatial Considerations of Public Safety Alerts, Warnings and Notifications

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Geospatial Considerations of Public Safety Alerts, Warnings and Notifications

Geospatial Considerations of Public Safety Alerts, Warnings and Notifications

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Geospatial Data

Data is required for every geospatial product. The quality of this data dictates the overall value of these products and the level of support available. Without valid authoritative sources and core standards for data management, the investment in hardware, software, and labor can be immediately undermined. This section defines the term “Authoritative” as it relates to geospatial data and provides background on basic data standards for the GeoCONOPS.

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Geospatial Mission Support

Geospatial technology is used throughout the operations supporting response, recovery, mitigation, preparedness, and prevention efforts. The missions reflected in these efforts include the saving of lives and property, the provision of food and shelter, financial assistance, damage assessments, and recovery. With coordination and a strategy for resource use, geospatial technology can be more effective in meeting the requirements of any incident.

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Geospatial Production and Delivery

The production and delivery of geospatial products in the disaster environment is a challenge because each event brings unique circumstances and solutions. The information requirements, data availability, and customer base are driven by the event. Pre-planning allows for immediate activation and productivity as the teams adjust as required to ensure products are available when needed. The production of geospatial products can occur at either a fixed or field facility.

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GEOSPATIAL REQUIREMENTS AND CAPABILITIES

Geospatial technology provides solutions for big-picture visibility through the ground-level efforts of direct operational support through the collection, analysis, and sharing of geospatial information and products.

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Government Facilities Sector

The Government Facilities Sector includes a wide variety of buildings, located in the United States and overseas, that are owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Many government facilities are open to the public for business activities, commercial transactions, or recreational activities while others that are not open to the public contain highly sensitive information, materials, processes, and equipment.

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Government Facilities Sector

The Government Facilities Sector includes a wide variety of buildings, located in the United States and overseas, that are owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Many government facilities are open to the public for business activities, commercial transactions, or recreational activities while others that are not open to the public contain highly sensitive information, materials, processes, and equipment.

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Updated on April 1, 2020