- Information exchange needs stemming from the planning of emergency response, risk mitigation, and public outreach and education. This includes
broadband networks for scientific data, for instance.
- Broadcast needs for training, including video-conferencing, web-casting, and other potentially bandwidth-hungry multi-media activities.
- Linkages between domestic and international organizations that can provide 'real time' key information for planning, warning, command, coordination, or
recovery. This includes communications between national, regional and/or local operations centers.
- Public alert via sirens or other media (including radio, internet, email, telephone, television, and other means) in an effective, intelligent,
targeted, consistent and likely automated manner. This may include dedicated or partially dedicated call centers.
- Command, control and coordination of the communication infrastructure (voice, data, multimedia, etc) during an incident or disaster, creating
- the need to contact VIPs (follow-me capabilities),
- reaching various emergency stakeholders
- in the field (radio network),
- in Government buildings,
- in mobile assets,
- or abroad,
- without fail.
- Open services and information sharing portals, including citizen information sharing services that take place during disasters and enable citizens to
procure services, track loved ones, or seek help.
decision/analysis partners LLC specializes in both supply chain management and ICT consulting. At the intersection of these two fields lies the
understanding that communications systems must be procured and their life cycles must be sustained. This means that thought must be given in the planning stages to procuring enough spare parts for the equipment and
knowing how to distribute these parts during an emergency to maintain a functioning system. Suitably skilled personnel must be available at all times to maintain the system, even during a tsunami, earthquake,
cyclone, or a pandemic.
The communication systems are part of the IT infrastructure of an organization. In an emergency, the IT organization is
typically subjected to the same stresses as other departments or organizations in the country. As a result, necessary communication systems must be resilient to failure and be capable of providing service
under a continuity of operations scenario, which may involve transfer of command and control functions to secondary, backup, distributed or virtual locations.