Shaken Fury Exercise
From May 29 to June 7, G&H International Services, in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), worked with the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) and CUSEC member states to develop, demonstrate, and deploy technology solutions to enhance information sharing and situational awareness capabilities during FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 Exercise. The technology solutions demonstrated during the exercise included the following:
- Whole-of-community information sharing through the CUSEC Regional Information Sharing Portal (RISP), an ArcGIS Online Hub Site for sharing and accessing content;
- Tracking key essential elements of information (EEIs)—power status, gas station status, and business open-close status—through use of the RISP dashboards;
- Implementation of the Community Lifelines construct through use of FEMA’s Community Lifelines WebEOC boards and alignment of state processes to the Lifeline construct;
- Alignment of state Mission Status and Resource Request WebEOC boards with FEMA Community Lifelines, and integration of these with the RISP;
- Implementation and validation of CUSEC’s Building Safety Assessment Application among state Structural Assessment and Visual Evaluation (SAVE) coalitions; and
- Exchange information between the Department of Defense / National Guard Bureau (NGB) systems and CUSEC’s RISP.
The following ArcGIS story map provides an overview of the technology solutions demonstrated during Shaken Fury 2019. While Shaken Fury focused on CUSEC states, it is critical to note that the coordinated sharing through ArcGIS Online and information workflows and products demonstrate capabilities available to states outside the CUSEC region.