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Advanced crisis response and consequence management: enabling a coordinated response
Author(s): Robert S. Williams; Jennifer L. Brush; Mark L. Heinrich; James M. Mantock; Brian E. Jones; Kurt A. Henry
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Paper Abstract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) envisioned a system to assist decision-makers during crisis situations ranging from terrorist attacks to large-scale natural disasters. This system would provide the tools for responders, incident commanders, and officials at all levels to share vital information during the planning and execution of a coordinated response. The system would offer custom configuration of components with capabilities including map-based situational awareness, situation-based response checklists, casualty tracking, and epidemiological surveillance. On-scene commanders would use this system to document the progress of a response, direct and coordinate responder activities, and manage the response as a whole. Off-scene responders (hospitals, command centers, and local, state and federal agencies) would have the ability to visually assess the state of assets and casualties to better anticipate the need for personnel and supplies. DARPA's Enhanced Consequence Management, Planning and Support System (ENCOMPASS), successfully demonstrated all of these capabilities. ENCOMPASS was successfully transitioned to a commercial program: the Lightweight Epidemiology Advanced Detection and Emergency Response System, otherwise known as LEADERS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4708, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement, (14 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.479331
Show Author Affiliations
Robert S. Williams, ScenPro, Inc. (United States)
Jennifer L. Brush, ScenPro, Inc. (United States)
Mark L. Heinrich, ScenPro, Inc. (United States)
James M. Mantock, ScenPro, Inc. (United States)
Brian E. Jones, EYT (United States)
Kurt A. Henry, DARPA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4708:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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