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Tradecraft

This section of the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) is dedicated to promoting the geospatial tradecraft, professional development, and building a stronger community of interest across industry, academia, government, professional organizations and individual stakeholders. The goal is to advance education, training, and skill development to broaden, and optimize, the utility and value of geospatial across the homeland security enterprise. The section consists of training, operating procedures, capability assessment tools, templates, and other resources that are available to the community to advance the tradecraft by developing an agile, expert and diverse workforce that delivers mission-oriented results.

Alerting Authorities

Overview:
This FEMA site contains information on IPAWS’s capabilities, who can use IPAWS to send alerts and warnings, and organizations that work with the IPAWS Program Management Office to support public alerts and warnings.
Agency: FEMA
Contact Info:
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Alerts, Warnings, Notifications (AWN): Sensor and Alerting Integration

Overview:
Technology has greatly improved the means for near real-time Alerts, Warnings and Notification (AWN) systems that can enhance the safety and situational awareness of all sectors of our society. To date these have been focused on quickly communicating hazard information from an authoritative source to an interested stakeholder. Typically, both ends of this flow are humans, requiring thoughtful message design, review and careful wording to ensure decisive, protective actions are taken by those at risk.
Agency: DHS-S&T
Contact Info:
URL: https://communities.geoplatform.gov/geoconops/geo_tradecraft/alerts-warnings-notifications-awn-sensor-and-alerting-integration-2/

American Fact Finder

Overview:
Find information on population, income, etc. and frequently requested data about specific locations.
Agency: Census
Contact Info:
URL: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Overview:
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) professional and technologist certification programs have each received accreditation from the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). CESB voted to approve accreditation for the professional Certified Photogrammetrist (CP), Certified Mapping Scientist/Remote Sensing (CMS/RS) and Certified Mapping Scientist/GIS-LIS (CMS/GISLIS) programs, along with three related technologist certification categories – Photogrammetric Technologist, Remote Sensing Technologist and GIS/LIS Technologist.
Agency: ASPRS
Contact Info:
URL: http://www.asprs.org/Certification-Program.html

Capability and Readiness Assessment Tool (CARAT)

Overview:
The Capability and Readiness Assessment Tool (CARAT) is a tool created by NAPSG Foundation. It is designed to serve as a roadmap for public safety officials and GIS practitioners interested in learning how GIS can be applied to the public safety mission and/or in building GIS to support their agencies’ work.
Agency: NAPSG
Contact Info: admin@publicsafetygis.org
URL: https://www.napsgfoundation.org/carat/

Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy (CRSSP)

Overview:
The USGS Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy (CRSSP) provides commercial remote sensing resources supporting U.S. Federal Civil agencies.
Agency: USGS
Contact Info:
URL: http://crssp.usgs.gov/

Crowdsourcing Unit Map Journal

Overview:
The FEMA Crowdsourcing Unit coordinates crowdsourcing efforts with various Digital Volunteer Networks (DVNs) to develop crowdsourcing products specific to each disaster, and also partners with the private sector and non-profit organizations to leverage data from their crowdsourcing platforms.
Agency: FEMA
Contact Info:
URL: https://fema.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=044bf5a52b814e72a83dc267725ebcf8

DHS Common Operating Picture (COP) Course

Overview:
The DHS Common Operating Picture (COP) Application provides Homeland Security Enterprise professionals with enhanced situational awareness and a common operating picture for the entire Federal Government. The course will familiarize users on such topics as how to navigate through and use the application, the purpose of the COP, and how to add and modify information in the COP to help with decision making.
Agency: DHS
Contact Info: Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov
URL: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-64.a

DHS Grant Information

Overview:
The Department of Homeland Security distributes grant funds to enhance the ability of regional authorities to prepare, prevent and respond to terrorist attacks and other disasters. Localities use grants for planning, equipment, training and exercise needs. The page provides links to get grants for such things as disaster and assistance, non-disaster, transportation, and research grants.
Agency: DHS
Contact Info:
URL: https://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/find-and-apply-grants

DHS Intelligence Analyst Training Program

Overview:
FLETC offers the Intelligence Analyst Training Program (IATP), which is designed as an introductory level training program on law enforcement intelligence analysis. The program provides a firm foundation and baseline for criminal/law enforcement intelligence analysts.
Agency: DHS
Contact Info: FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov
URL: https://www.fletc.gov/training-program/intelligence-analyst-training-program
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Updated on March 23, 2020