Subject: RE: [emergency] National Incident Management System IntegrationCenter - Announcement
Kwasi - Thanks... I'd seen that, but wasn't real clear on what they were actually going to be doing. Anyone have any info on their workplan or on who's heading it up within FEMA? - Art At 11:10 AM -0400 6/8/04, Speede, Kwasi wrote: >FYI, > >National Incident Management System Integration Center - Announcement > >http://www.fema.gov/pao/dhs/update-060704.htm > > >Kwasi > > > > > >-----Original Message----- >From: Art Botterell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] >Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 7:29 PM >To: email@example.com >Subject: [emergency] Fwd: [CAP] PPW Launching CAP Users' Group > >>To: firstname.lastname@example.org >>From: Art Botterell <email@example.com> >>Subject: [CAP] PPW Launching CAP Users' Group >>Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 16:26:19 -0700 >> >>Friends - >> >>Now that we have an initial standard, there seems to be interest in >>having an open "users group" forum where folks doing actual >>implementations in the warning and notification area can discuss the >>nuts-and-bolts of applying interoperability standards. The >>Partnership for Public Warning has taken the initiative to launch a >>"Uniform Standards for Alerting Working Group" (USA-WG) to support >>these efforts. >> >>We'll be launching this effort with a conference call on Wednesday, >>June 16 at 1:30 PM Eastern time. (See RSVP info below.) We'll also >>be establishing a new email list... the registration page is >><http://www.incident.com/mailman/listinfo/usa-wg>. (I'll admit that >>the idea of rolling over to a new list has a bit to do with the >>volume of spam I have to filter out of this one.) >> >>The agenda will be for the users to set, but in the near term I'd >>expect we'll be discussing three general kinds of issues: >> >> 1) Infrastructure issues that affect a range of message types, >>including but not >> limited to CAP; >> >> 2) Application-specific profiles for using CAP in specific >>circumstances (e.g., for >> EAS); and, >> >> 3) Potential refinements and/or extensions to the CAP spec itself >>that can be >> forwarded to the OASIS standards technical committee. >> >>The focus of the USA-WG will be on real-world experience and actual >>applications. I hope everyone actively involved in CAP-based >>development, whether a member of PPW or any other formal >>organization or not, will take part. >> >>- Art >> >> >>The formal announcement from PPW appears below: >>-------------------------------------------------------------- >>Partnership for Public Warning >> >>June 7, 2004 >> >>MEMORANDUM >> >>FROM: KEN ALLEN, Executive Director >> >>SUBJECT: CAP and Beyond -- Standards for Public Warning >> >>The purpose of this memorandum is to invite you to participate in a >>new and important initiative to develop and promote standards for >>public alerting and warning. >>With the recent adoption of the Common Alerting Protocol, a major >>step was taken towards more effective public warning systems. >>However, more remains to be done. First and foremost, it is >>important that CAP be promoted to the user community and its use >>encouraged. Second, there will be technical and operational issues >>that will arise from the implementation of CAP that must be >>addressed. Third, it is important to ensure that CAP is deployed in >>ways that are compatible with related standards activities such as >>the Consumer Electronics Association's "Public Alert" technical >>specification. Fourth, attention must be paid to refining CAP and >>addressing other high priority issues that may require standards, >>such as common terminology. These issues can and should be >>addressed through a collaborative process of stakeholders. >> >>The Partnership for Public Warning's "Uniform Standards for Alerting >>(USA) Working Group" will support the implementation of >>standards-based warning architectures by providing an open and >>neutral forum in which industry, government and academe can discuss >>and develop solutions to any barriers to real-world use of alerting > >standards. >> >>The goal of the USAWG is to promote and facilitate deployment of >>standards-based warning systems through an open process of >>discussion and collaboration. >>Specific activities of the USAWG are expected to include creation >>and maintenance of email discussion groups and archives, virtual and >>in-person meetings, and sharing of information and experiences with >>interested parties. Other activities such as publications, >>interoperability trial events, educational activities, etc., will be >>undertaken as resources become available. >> >>Participation in the USAWG is open to all interested parties, >>whether or not they are members of the Partnership for Public >>Warning. Feel free to share this invitation with other interested >>persons and organizations. Art Botterell, the initiator of the CAP >>development effort, has agreed to serve as the initial chair of this >>group. >> >>The first conference call of the USAWG has been scheduled for 1:30 >>PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2004. I urge you to participate in this >>call to help us craft the agenda and work plan for this important >>initiative. >> >>Please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 883-7620) if you will be >>joining us and so we can provide you with the phone number for the >>conference calls. Thank you in advance for your attention to this >>matter. >>-------------------------------------------------------------- >>_______________________________________________ >>CAP-list mailing list >>CAPemail@example.com >>http://www.incident.com/mailman/listinfo/cap-list >> >>This list is not for announcements, advertising or advocacy of any >>particular program or product other than the CAP itself. > > >To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the >OASIS TC), go to >http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/emergency/members/leave_workgro >up.php.