Monthly Archives: May 2019

HIFLD Team Receives the 2018 Doug D. Nebert Award

In May 2019, the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) announced that the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) community was awarded the 2018 Doug D. Nebert Award, recognizing its support during the 2017 Hurricane season.

“In response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, HIFLD members worked collaboratively to provide a common centralized open site to host and publish unclassified publicly available geospatial data, applications, tools, and web services.  The HIFLD open data portal established through the GeoPlatform shared-service provides National foundation-level geospatial data within the open public domain that can be useful to support community preparedness, resiliency, research, and more.

This first-of-its-kind type of operational response by HIFLD has been met with great enthusiasm and direct positive feedback from the Executive Office of the White House, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and first responders.”

NAPSG Foundation is proud to be a member of the HIFLD community and would like to recognize the following individuals in our team for all their hard work and dedication to providing tools that improve the outcome for survivors: Rebecca Harned, Paul Doherty, and Tari Martin!

To read the full article, please click here: HIFLD Community is awarded the 2018 Doug D. Nebert Award

Feedback Requested – Implementation Guidance on Information Sharing Standards

Our Request – Your Feedback Needed!

We are in need of your expertise and contribution by reviewing and providing feedback on the draft Implementation Guidance.  Instructions for providing comments and feedback:

Your feedback and comments ensures this guidance reflects a national perspective and is critical in the development of this Implementation Guidance. All comments received will be considered in developing a final version of the Implementation Guidance that will be publicly released to the community by August 2019.


Mutual Aid and Crisis Management Systems (MACM) in the Emergency Management Enterprise (EME) suffer from a lack of use of interoperability and information exchange standards for system to system interoperability. To address this need, NAPSG Foundation developed a Implementation Guidance on Information Sharing Standards for Crisis Management and Mutual Aid Technology as a simple guide on choosing the appropriate information standard for a given need, as well as, identify some key aspects for communicating that information between systems.

The target audience and users of this Implementation Guidance are two-fold:

  • Build basic knowledge among Public Safety Leaders responsible for communicating requirements to technology providers in building and deploying solutions
  • Provide technical guidance on relevant standards for Technologists/Vendors developing crisis management and mutual aid technology-based systems and solutions

As a reminder, all comments should be sent via the form linked above to by May 22.

Thank you in advance for your time and expertise in the public review and comment process.