Virtual USA (vUSA)
Christopher I. McIntosh
November 18, 2009
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11/6/09 blog post, "Officials from Across Goverment Laud vUSA at Regional Pilot Demonstration"
DHS Fact Sheet, "Virtual USA: Advancing Interoperability at All Levels"
DHS Fact Sheet, "Southeast Regional Operations Platform Pilot"
Federal Computer Week article, "Officials Eye a Geospatial Virtual USA"
Virginia Interoperability Picture for Emergency Response (VIPER)
|46 Ratings Submitted|
|16 (35%)||Academia 6 (13%)|
|22 (48%)||Business 11 (24%)|
|6 (13%)||Government 18 (39%)|
|2 (4%)||Volunteers 4 (9%)|
|0 (0%)||Other 7 (15%)|
"It was a little hard to hear the moderator so it was difficult to understand what the speaker was saying during the Q&A."
"Very professional presentation, highly informative."
"Good presentation, I'd be interested in follow on talks on implementation."
"Very good overview of the system and its benefits."
Civil Air Patrol
"This was an excellent presentation. I appreciate all the work that went into the development of Viper and vUSA."
"Well done, good information."
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
"Very worthwhile session. We all need to work to share information and our communication and information systems need to be interoperable. vUSA is a step in the right direction."
"We would like to discuss the actual formats of the data being shared. We are doing something similar across military organizations and with DHS/first responders, using XML messaging of Chem/Bio/Radiological/Nuclear events, and have created a common data model that is in wide use in the US and in NATO countries. We are also in that decision phase of GIS/GML/KML formats for spatial data. Please contact us. Thanks."
"Terrific session. The topic was cutting-edge and the speaker was one of the go-to SMEs. I was not able to attend the recent ROPP demo at FEMA, and this makes up for it. Thanks!"
"Best presentation yet. Goal: 'common set of procedures & techniques and success stories' to reuse to promote collaboration, real time information sharing and the COP. Please consider the Heart Beacon presenting at the 2010 Network Centric Warfare Conference as a v_USA low level support procedure / mechanism."
"Very well done and interesting."