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National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.

The Boise Interagency Fire Center (BIFC) was created in 1965 because the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Weather Service saw the need to work together to reduce the duplication of services, cut costs, and coordinate national fire planning and operations. The National Park Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs joined BIFC in in the mid 1970s. The US Fish and Wildlife Service later joined in 1979. The Center’s name was changed in 1993 from the Boise Interagency Fire Center to the National Interagency Fire Center to more accurately reflect its national mission.

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group provides national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners.  Primary objectives include:

  • Establish national interagency wildland fire operations standards. Recognize that the decision to adopt standards is made independently by the NWCG members and communicated through their respective directives systems.
  • Establish wildland fire position standards, qualifications requirements, and performance support capabilities (e.g. training courses, job aids) that enable implementation of NWCG standards.
  • Support the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy goals: to restore and maintain resilient landscapes; create fire adapted communities; and respond to wildfires safely and effectively.
  • Establish information technology (IT) capability requirements for wildland fire.
  • Ensure that all NWCG activities contribute to safe, effective, and coordinated national interagency wildland fire operations.

The Geospatial Subcommittee (GSC) provides national leadership for the integration of geospatial information, technology, and systems into all phases of wildland fire management. This includes the development and promotion of standards and tools; trusted data to support wildland fire operations; training; the development of geospatial capability in the field; and providing geospatial expertise to other wildland fire lines of business.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018. This landmark legislation elevates the mission of the former National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) within DHS and establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

  • CISA leads the national effort to defend critical infrastructure against the threats of today, while working with partners across all levels of government and in the private sector to secure against the evolving risks of tomorrow.
  • The name CISA brings recognition to the work being done, improving its ability to engage with partners and stakeholders, and recruit top cybersecurity talent.

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF executes its mission through its various programs and events and by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation.

The Pacific Disaster Center

The Pacific Disaster Center delivers comprehensive information, assessments, tools, and services with the goal of reducing disaster risk. PDC is dedicated to improving disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery through innovative, global multi-hazard disaster monitoring, early warning, and decision support systems, as well as risk and vulnerability assessment, modeling and visualization, exercise support, and capacity enhancement services.

Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of over 519 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that “geo-enable” the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.

National States and Geographic Information Council

NSGIC’s Mission is to promote statewide geospatial coordination activities in all states and to be an effective advocate for states in national geospatial policy and initiatives, thereby enabling the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).

National Fusion Center Association

The National Fusion Center Association (NFCA) represents the interests of stateNFCA and major urban area fusion centers, as well as associated interests of states, tribal nations, and units of local government, in order to promote the development and sustainment of fusion centers to enhance public safety; encourage effective, efficient, ethical, lawful, and professional intelligence and information sharing; and prevent and reduce the harmful effects of crime and terrorism on victims, individuals, and communities. The organization works to represent fusion center concerns to the federal government, provides support on effective policy development, serves as a catalyst for policies and practices, and helps to coordinate between and among the different branches and levels of government in order to promote philosophical agreement.

National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation

NAPSG’s mission is to equip emergency management and public safety with the knowledge, skills, and resources to apply decision-support technology and data in enhancing preparedness and building a more resilient nation.

Multi-Agency Collaboration Environment (MACE)

The Multi-Agency Collaboration Environment (MACE) was established by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks & Information Integration (ASD(NII)), the DOD CIO and in cooperation with the OSD Special Capabilities Office (SCO) to create data sharing partnerships across the federal government. The goal was to achieve greater levels of situational awareness and enable more accurate and timely decision making across the DoD and Federal Agencies.

GeoData & Products

Maryland Geo Share

Overview:
The Maryland Geo Share, run by MEMA,  is an online collection of data, maps, apps, tools, and geographic knowledge  allowing for collaboration among local, state, regional, federal and university programs. It includes a suite of damage collection tools, MD iMAP Portal, and data. A video with more information can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w80NYnmYHU. 
Unclassified URL: http://mdgeoshare.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html
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National Community Mapping Institute (NCMI)

Overview:
The site was created to provide concerned persons with easy access to maps which can help:
visualize health disparities experienced by racial/ethnic minority groups and other medically under served populations
better understand the relationships between environmental exposures and health disparities
provide access to maps, data and tools which can be used to promote community-level interventions 
This site is maintained by the National Community Mapping Institute (NCMI): a unit of the Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence (HDRCOE) at Meharry Medical College. 
Unclassified URL: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/
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DC HSEMA Flood Stage Maps

Overview:
DC HSEMA modeled flood stage information using HAZUS and UCACE flood stage depth grids. Maps on AGOL are available and the data can be obtaining by contacting DC HSEMA. 
Unclassified URL: http://dcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f0f3a0288eda4276a23a524747de0596
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NASA Worldview

Overview:
The Worldview tool from NASA's EOSDIS provides the capability to interactively browse global, full-resolution satellite imagery and then download the underlying data. Most of the 400+ available products are updated within three hours of observation, essentially showing the entire Earth as it looks "right now". This supports time-critical application areas such as wildfire management, air quality measurements, and flood monitoring. View current natural hazards and events using the Events tab which reveals a list of natural events, including wildfires, tropical storms, and volcanic eruptions. 
Unclassified URL: https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov
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National Grid (USNG) Map Books

Overview:
Contains downloadable zip files of PDF maps for counties at 1:25,000 scale.  Recetnly Updated - Contains downloadable zip files of PDF maps for counties at 1:25,000 scale.  
Unclassified URL: https://usngcenter.org/portfolio-item/mapbooks/
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Tradecraft

Group on Earth Observations (GEO) AmeriGEOSS Initiative

Overview:
The AmeriGEOSS initiative is a framework that seeks to promote collaboration and coordination among the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) members of the Americas that regionalizes GEO's global mission “to realize a future wherein decisions and actions, for the benefit of the region, are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information”. The initiative is focused on the four GEO Societal Benefit Areas prioritized by caucus members: food security and sustainable agriculture, disaster resilience, water resources management, and biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability.
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Link: http://earthobservations.org/amerigeoss.php

Capabilities

North American Flood Information

Overview:
Various water extent layers are presented here to provide current and historical flood extent information for North America. Information updated daily includes daily water extent and two week water extent.
Unclassified URL: https://diluvium.colorado.edu/arcgis/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=52335a2e48e342fc82b56f8a018dd77d&extent=-99.9352,26.5341,-85.4552,35.0701
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LexisNexis Community Crime Map

Overview:
LexisNexis® Community Crime Map connects law enforcement with the community to reduce crime and improve public safety. Community Crime Map goes beyond crime mapping by automatically alerting the public about recent crime activity and by improving communication between the public and law enforcement through anonymous tips. Community Crime Map empowers the public to make better decisions about crime by putting the same technology used by law enforcement to analyze and interpret crime activity into the hands of the public.
Unclassified URL: https://www.communitycrimemap.com/
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Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) GIS

Overview:
Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS) GIS is a free and open software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, special modeling, and visualization. The software was originally developed by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories as a tool for land management and environmental planning by the military. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux
Unclassified URL: https://grass.osgeo.org/
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Disasters Mapping Portal

Overview:
The NASA Disasters Mapping Portal helps the program communicate relevant disaster science data, products, and services to the broader disaster management community to help inform decision making before, during, and after disasters. Portal features include: Disaster Event Based Products, Story Map and Web Maps, 24/7 Near Real Time Products, Geoprocessing Tools (coming soon), and Product Training (coming soon)
Unclassified URL: https://maps.disasters.nasa.gov/
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Spatial Analytics Platform

Overview:
The mission of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) Spatial Analytics Platform is to support NASA scientists and partners by providing a centralized and highly available geospatial platform that: 1) is tightly integrated with NCCS’s high performance computing capabilities; 2) accelerates collaborative analytics through the use of advanced visualization and custom applications; and 3) can process vast amounts of data without significant performance degradation.
Unclassified URL: https://maps.nccs.nasa.gov/
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SaTScan™

Overview:
Recently Added - SaTScan (Software for spatial temporal, temporal, and space-time scan statistics) is a free software that analyzes spatial, temporal and space-time data using the spatial, temporal, or space-time scan statistics. SaTScan is designed to:

- Perform geographical surveillance of disease, to detect spatial or space-time disease clusters, and to see if they are statistically significant
- Test whether a disease is randomly distributed over space, over time, or over space and time
- Evaluate the statistical significance of disease cluster alarms
- Perform repeated time-periodic disease surveillance for early detection of disease outbreaks.
Unclassified URL: https://www.satscan.org/
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Updated on October 29, 2019