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Call to Participate! Technology Roles & Functions in NIMS

January 22, 2020

As the emergency response landscape is changing, incidents now demand new technology roles and functions in of support emergency operations. Evidence-based research is needed to establish a baseline understanding of the current state of technology-related roles and functions in incident management and emergency management command and coordination structures.

NAPSG Foundation is responding to the need for research by launching a study to define the current baseline on how information technology, cyber security, geospatial, and communication functions fit within current EOC and ICS organizational structures across the nation. This is a critical effort that will enable us to better understand how these roles and functions work today in local and state agencies/organizations nationwide – and inform more accurate guidance as part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Now is YOUR chance to participate!

Click Here to Complete the Questionnaire

We need as many agencies to participate as possible to ensure a national perspective. Instructions are provided below:

  • Complete the questionnaire one time for each role or agency you serve in.
    For example, if you serve in your EOC and on a team that is a deployable resource (i.e. US&R or IMT), complete the questionnaire twice, once for each of the agencies/organizational units you serve in.
  • Questionnaire takes about 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Only one questionnaire is needed per agency/organizational unit
  • All results are anonymous
  • Response Period closes March 3, 2020
  • Link to Questionnaire:

Questions? If you have questions about this research study, please send email to Charlotte Abel with NAPSG Foundation at