In the 11 years since its inception, the Homeland-Defense Operational Planning System (HOPS) sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been evolving toward a geospatially intensive online planning and awareness platform. The system experienced heavy use during the Hurricane Sandy response and is now available to Emergency Managers and responders across the nation. Key capabilities while using the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) data sets and Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources (CI/KR) assessments inside the system include:
- Publishing of GIS data services and mapping applications,
- CBRN primers and resources for emergency response,
- Consequence assessments, and
- Secure server and data hosting.
To learn more, and/or request access to HOPS, use the links below:
(LLNL News Release, October 12, 2012)
(Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, 2012)
Comment: Kudos to LLNL for this effort, but it once again begs the question: When will the nation ever have ONE common view for response?
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