Monthly Archives: November 2014

NAPSG Joins Efforts with DHS and USGIF for Nov. 20 Event

NAPSG is pleased to announce that it has joined efforts with the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) by supporting planning & coordination efforts for the upcoming Homeland Security and Defense Geospatial Community Exchange taking place on Thursday, November 20 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Registration is free for government and military, so be sure to Register Today by visiting http://usgif.org/events/GEOINTCommWeek/homeland_security

Additionally, the agenda and guest speakers has taken form! The event is nearing 100 registrants and more than 2 dozen exhibits~ with more expected! Confirmed speakers include Major Gen. William N. Reddel III, Mr. Mike Potts, Mr. David Alexander, Mr. Jerry Johnston, Mr. Dan Cotter, and NAPSG’s Executive Director Mr. Peter O’Rourke. Confirmed panelists include representatives from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NAPSG, the National States Geographic Information Council, and others!

2014 National Emergency Communications Plan Sets Path for 21st Century Public Safety Communications

On November 12, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the first updated National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) since the original in 2008. The NECP is the Nation’s over-arching strategic plan for enhancing emergency communications capabilities and interoperability nationwide. The updated NECP addresses the increasingly complex communications landscape that the public safety community uses to keep America safe and secure. The plan provides a roadmap for improving emergency communications for traditional emergency responder disciplines such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services, while recognizing the importance of engaging non-traditional disciplines including public health, public works and transportation agencies.

For more Information visit: http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2014/11/12/2014-national-emergency-communications-plan-sets-path-21st-century-public-safety

Homeland Security GIS Job Announcement in Washington, DC

The Geospatial Management Office (GMO) is hiring a General Engineer (GS-0801-15). The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Remote Sensing Advisor (RSA) providing remote sensing support services to include; strategic planning, policy review and recommendations and operational guidance to the Geospatial Management Office, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

This position opened Friday 11/07/14 and closes 11/14/14 in the Washington DC area and is open to United State Citizens. You can view it by clicking on the link below.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/385153400

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Serves as the Geospatial Management Office (GMO) Remote Sensing Coordinator providing technical assistance to DHS Components for issues related to remotely sensed imagery.
  • Performs assessments of remote sensing technologies to recommend strategic planning and acquisitions necessary to meet DHS mission requirements.
  • Directs, recommends, and manages the identification, prioritization, collection, access and use of remotely sensed imagery and or services for the Geospatial Information Infrastructure to serve the needs of the Department.
  • Represents DHS on a variety of interagency coordinating groups including the Interagency Remote Sensing Coordination Cell (IRSCC) for issues related to incident response; the National Digital Orthophoto Program (NDOP) for issues related to normal operational requirements; the Urban Area Imagery Program (UAIP) in support of the Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection (HSIP) Program.
  • Develops and manages remote sensing services contracts.