PfP Information Management System - PIMS

PIMS Emergency Information Network
Supporting PfP civil military emergency planning organizations

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Mark Sutherby, USA Gigi Roman, Romania ---Titles---

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PIMS EIN Mission
Establishing a network platform for disaster management collaborative messaging and communications capability to support nations in their efforts to coordinate the disaster management and humanitarian emergency response, civil emergency planning, and to provide GIS tools and other resources that aid in a nation’s overall capability to effectively respond to natural and man-made environmental disasters.
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PIMS EIN Goals
 Acting as a central meeting point for disaster management coordination serving as a platform for information sharing among Southeast Europe (SEE) nations as they prepare for or execute under a natural or man-made disaster.  Provide a framework and a single point of access to deliver and share information among national officials and the public.  Acting as an experimental platform on which to conduct virtual exercises for the SEE region and potentially in the future, the South Caucasus  Provide a repository of dynamic and easily updatable resources available for the emergency planners/responders/decision makers  Improving exchanging of information for easy access to information about common risks, methods of planning, information, institutions and qualified personnel, normative resolving and procedures  Enable development of system of early warning  Ensure reports of operative situations, which are necessary to the bodies, which directs with disasters.
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Target audience
PIMS EIN aims to provide a working communications platform with relevant parties including, but not exclusive to:

• South East Europe Council • DOD Civil Military Emergency Preparedness Program (CMEP) • Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) • Office of Secretary of Defense – Networks and Information Integration (OSD NII) Harmonie Web Collaborative Environment

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Answering requirements
Information sharing
PIMS EIN platform is based on an Open Content Management System (CMS) framework that allows sharing various information types among members of the working groups and/or public visitors (anonymous), depending access permissions. •text (plain/rich) •images (gif/png/jpeg etc) •multimedia (audio/video) •common file types (pdf/doc/ppt/xls etc)
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Answering requirements (cont.)
Availability
 Web platform is hosted by secured SPAWAR NOC  High Availability (HA) design (database cluster and web server cluster)  Backup connection to Internet to prevent downtime  Proposed platform can support various Service Level Agreements (SLA)

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Answering requirements (cont.)
Role based knowledge management library • PIMS EIN platform supports roles
and different access rights per each role • Sample roles: authenticated user, editor, power user, admin • Sample access rights: Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete • New roles can be created as needed, and users can be assigned specific roles • Additionally, users can be grouped into Communities of Interests (CoI)

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Answering requirements (cont.)
Resource management
• Tracking available assets and people/teams in the region • PIMS EIN platform allows creating of various page types which can be organized as needed • PIMS EIN platform features a very powerful classification system (taxonomy) that allows easily retrieving of various information types

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Answering requirements (cont.)
Incident and response tracking
• PIMS EIN platform supports developing on dedicated templates (based on Appendix C - Standard Message Formats from CMEP Handbook) • Users can report incidents, submit requests for assistance, offers of assistance, situation reports or exchange coordination messages • All submitted forms or reports can be tracked by originator, by date or by custom fields (location, severity etc.)
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Answering requirements (cont.)
Document collaboration
• PIMS EIN platform supports versioning so multiple instances of the same document can be saved for later review and approval. • On creating/updating documents, specific roles and/or subscribed users can be notified. • Based on assigned access rights for their roles, various users can collaboratively author a document. Access roles also allow specific rights per document (update/delete). •Documents can be either posted for specific audiences only, or for all authenticated members.
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Answering requirements (cont.)
Group discussions, task management and calendar
• PIMS EIN Platform allows management of event types, that can be attached to a calendar (various views available, by day/week/month/year/timeline) • Events can be filtered by various fields (based on taxonomy support) • Members of the website can be grouped just like in real world (in Working Groups) or dedicated adhoc groups can be created for a particular reason (temporary). • Discussions in working groups might have various audiences (private within groups, available for specific groups, available for all members)
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Conclusion
• Emergency Information Network can provide required capabilities and services required for exchanging of information in consequences management of disasters between the SEE countries. • PIMS is committed to play an active role in this project and work closely with IT&M Working Group within SEE CMEP Council, as well as any other SEE Country Emergency Management Agency, USACE and NATO EADRCC.

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Questions

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Contact Information

Mark Sutherby
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Gigi Roman
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