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Subject: EM Notifications SC Charter (re-revised)

Friends - Trust this is getting close to final.  For your review and 
comment. (Allen, plase feel free to correct the subcommittee names 
when taking this forward.) - Art

OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee
revised 4-11-2003

At any moment the "operational picture" perceived by each individual 
and organization represents the accumulation and fusion of various 
streams of incoming information.  The accuracy and completeness of 
that operational picture, and the quality of the decisions based upon 
it, depend in large part on the scope, transparency and efficiency of 
the incoming information flows.  And the effectiveness of coordinated 
effort among individuals and agencies depends in large part on their 
having access to the same flows of information (including information 
about each other's status and intentions) and thus sharing a common 
operational picture.

The EM Notification Methods and Messages Subcommittee ("the 
Subcommittee") will address procedures and formats for exchanging new 
and updated information related to functions including public safety, 
emergency response and homeland security.  Specifically, the 
Subcommittee will undertake three immediate projects:

- Review and refinement of contributed work from the Common Alerting 
Protocol (CAP) Working Group;

- Design and development of an Incident Notification message format 
(which may be implemented in terms of the CAP framework or 
separately); and,

- Development of a core set of messages to support the National 
Incident Management System as mandated in Homeland Security 
Presidential Directive #5 
based on established Incident Command System (ICS) forms (for 
examples, see <>).

The Subcommittee plans to advance the first of these deliverables to 
the full EM Technical Committee within the second calendar quarter of 

In the course of developing these deliverables, the Subcommittee will 
draw on the expertise of the EM GIS, EM Infrastructure Framework  and 
EM Liaison Subcommittees. In addition, the Subcommittee may make 
recommendations to the full EM Technical Committee as regards 
education and outreach activities involving end-users.

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