The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released version 5.0 of the Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) in June 2013. The latest version – and supporting Quick Start Guide and Poster are available through the links provided here.
The GeoCONOPS is focused on advancing the geosaptial communities’ ability to support the public safety community, DHS, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency activities under the 5 mission areas – Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery – and their relevant national planning frameworks. The intended audience of GeoCONOPS includes the public safety community at-large, the 15 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), and other Federal mission partners. It is currently being incorporate into the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as part of the NIMS review and update process. The GeoCONOPS is intended to identify and align the geospatial resources that are required to support the national planning frameworks, ESFs, and supporting federal mission partners.
NAPSG encourages the whole community – all local, county, state, and tribal public safety agencies – to use the latest version of GeoCONOPS as a mission blueprint and requirements matrix for technology, products, data, and interoperability standards.