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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.

Protection Mission

The Protection Mission addresses capabilities to safeguard against acts of terrorism and man-made or natural disasters. Through collaboration and cooperation, this mission aims to protect the citizens, residents, visitors, and critical assets, systems, and networks against risks.

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Recovery Mission

Recovery efforts begin immediately following an event. This section focuses on three urgent recovery activities: debris volume analysis and management (FEMA PA), efforts to expedite the delivery of financial assistance to impacted individuals (FEMA IA), and post-disaster efforts including flood recovery maps and advisory base flood elevations (FEMA Mitigation). These activities provide much-needed assistance to communities affected by disaster events, allowing the citizens to recover as quickly as possible.

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Response Mission

Lifesaving missions are intended to save lives and reduce casualties and can be initiated before, during, or immediately following an event. The efforts referenced here cover all aspects of lifesaving including SAR, evacuation, feeding, and critical medical support. Many of these activities are high-profile in the eyes of the government officials and emergency managers as well as the media and public.

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The Lucas Oil Stadium Terror Scenario

This section of the GeoCONOPS explores the details of applying geospatial technologies in support of anticipated incident-related efforts following a no-notice terrorist attack at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The scenario was developed by DHS and modified slightly by the GeoCONOPS team for contingency planning efforts to assist in defining the government’s response to a terrorist-type event.

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The New Madrid Earthquake Scenario

This section of the GeoCONOPS explores the details of applying geospatial technologies in support of efforts following a catastrophic natural event. The New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) earthquake scenario has been selected as a discussion focus for the preceding text. The NMSZ has a 10 percent probability of a catastrophic NMSZ earthquake in the next fifty years.

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Transportation Systems Sector

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector. The nation's transportation system quickly, safely, and securely moves people and goods through the country and overseas. The Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Transportation Systems Sector

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector-Specific Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector. The nation's transportation system quickly, safely, and securely moves people and goods through the country and overseas. The Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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USACE Commodities Model

The USACE has developed a Commodities Model to assist in estimating their mission requirements.

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Water and Waste Water Systems Sector

Approximately 84 percent of the U.S. population obtains their potable water from the public drinking system. Around 160,000 public drinking water systems and more than 16,000 publicly owned wastewater treatment systems enable for safe drinking for the public. The Water and Wastewater Systems Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Water and Waste Water Systems Sector

Approximately 84 percent of the U.S. population obtains their potable water from the public drinking system. Around 160,000 public drinking water systems and more than 16,000 publicly owned wastewater treatment systems enable for safe drinking for the public. The Water and Wastewater Systems Sector-Specific Plan details how the National Infrastructure Protection Plan risk management framework is implemented.

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Updated on April 1, 2020