Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Video: CUSEC States and DHS Demonstrate "Virtual USA" during NLE2011

Thanks to Richard Butgereit, GISPFlorida Division of Emergency Management, for the lead on this on this excellent four-minute You Tube video. Here's the description:

"This video highlights a regional information sharing capabilities between the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) Technology Working Group and the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate during the National Level Exercise 2011 (NLE2011). The CUSEC states used "Virtual USA", a national model for seamlessly integrating disparate information management applications. This model more effectively enables mulch-jurisdictional information sharing than previous efforts and tools.

CUSEC is a not-for-profit multi-state earthquake consortium focused on reducing deaths, injuries, and property damages from earthquakes in the central U.S. For more information on CUSEC, visit www.cusec.org.

Virtual USA is a an end-user driven and federally supported initiative focusing on cross-jurisdictional information sharing and collaboration among the homeland security and emergency management community. For more information on Virtual USA, visit

Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOBHn4G_JUw&feature=player_detailpage

Comment: Yup, it's all about the ability to share geospatial data.  Can you say GECCo?

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