Mission Stories: Interoperability

Jul 06, 2016

Effective national security requires anticipating threats and threat environments. It is not enough to work to solve today’s information sharing challenges. Part of the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment’s (PM-ISE) role in accelerating information sharing is imagining what information sharing will look like -- and what sharing challenges the world will face -- in the future.

Aug 28, 2015

Geo4NIEM is a collaborative public-private partnership between the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Program Management Office (PMO), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), Department of Homeland Security and the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE).  NIEM is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizat

Aug 26, 2015

As the tragic events unfolded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, approximately 400 federal, state and local officials logged on to HSIN's National Situational Awareness Room (SitAware), to get the up-to-the-minute information they needed to support first responders on the ground. 

Aug 20, 2015

Preparing for and responding to flood-related emergencies is a year-round process that requires strong public and private partnerships. The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) equips officials with the tools to tackle flood-related natural disasters by providing:

Mitigation: HSIN assists you to implement preventive measures by providing the tools to pinpoint and map the impact of previous floods and where and at what stage certain waterways were breached in the past.

Aug 19, 2015

MOISA, CoSSSaR, and Project Interoperability

Puget Sound is a complex and connected system of waterways and communities in Northwest Washington State.  The area covers 1,000 square miles, and contributes more than 148,000 jobs and $30 billion to the economy. Comprising seven ports, and an international border the vast area is protected and represented by numerous federal state, local, tribal, international, public and private entities.  Ensuring the security and flow of commerce for Puget Sound is vitally important to not only the region, but the nation.