said he wanted in and recruited @okicemap folks and @okem I made him TL of VOST3.Using a cloud based document (the ICS 204 on a google document) allowed the VOSG/Tmembers to contribute to its development. Ultimately the 204 went through 15-20 versionsbefore being finalized without ever having to worry about emailing and version control, etc. Nor did I have to worry about ‘ownership’ as I retained control over viewing, editing, and sharingprivileges (I am a control freak after all). There ended up being 16 people involved in the VOSG/T concept, ten of whom were notpresent in Alexandria, VA. These ten people were spread across the country in all four timezones and had varying degrees of availability that day. This presented a few managementchallenges:● I instructed everyone to convert everything to Eastern Daylight Time● I added an availability table on top of the 204 with 1 hour increments and a simple YES,NO, Maybe scheme that could be easily updated by the team members and also easy toview and manage from by the TLs.● I made VOST assignments based on a combination of geography and availabilityIf you’re reading this far then you’ve seen the Modified ICS 204. It’s a great tool for organizingdivisions, groups, teams and task forces and providing mission critical information such asassignment details, special instructions/considerations and detailing intra- and inter-teamcommunications. In this case I gave the VOSG the following assignments: CONTROL OPERATIONS 1. Maintain operational communications within VOSG and with event operationsDevelop, publish and maintain a modified ICS Form 205 to addresscommunications channels being used during this operation [VOST3 incoordination with Group Sup & other VOSTs] 2. Maintain situational awareness on/around event through #SMEM #SMEM11#NEMA #NEMA11 and other SM platforms in useAddress real world issues for situational awareness as well.Archive all #SMEM Camp at #NEMA11 related posts from all platforms in use 3. Facilitate event remote viewing & participation by SMEM and other SM usersEngage to explain what’s going on and how to view/participate [All VOSTs]Provide background/context on SMEM initiative [All VOSTs]Periodically tweet the #SMEM11 hashtag and introduce what it means with link toNEMA web site [All VOSTs] 4. Identify and resolve problems with remote viewing & participationTechnologies to support include Skype, Twitter, Ustream … others?