A web-enabled emergency management system that was designed for Department of Defense installations is deployed and operational at Redstone.
The Physical Security Integration Framework-Interconnection Capability Suite allows emergency operations center personnel and incident first responders to share near real-time information with each other and with other installation decision-makers.
“What we’re doing is giving installations an application to maintain the ‘common operating picture’ requirements in support of DOD Instruction 6055.17 and AR 525-27,” Christopher Bartow, Tank-automotive and Armaments Command PSIF project lead, said Aug. 1 after an in-brief for the PSIF deployment.
DOD-I 6055.27 requires all installation emergency operations centers to develop and maintain an installation-level common operating picture, which is a continuously updated overview of an incident, and Army Regulation 525-27 requires mission partners to maintain an emergency management common operating picture.
PSIF is replacing WebEOC at the installation.
“PSIF is a government off-the-shelf application” and WebEOC is commercial off-the-shelf system, Bartow said. “HQDA G-34 has decided that we are going to sunset WebEOC and move to the GOTS version of the COP for enduring efforts for the Army.”
During the PSIF deployment in-brief, Bartow met with Mark McClure, chief of the Plans and Operations Division at the Garrison's Directorate of Operations; Ryan Campbell, the Arsenal’s installation emergency manager; operations specialist Sean Lulofs; and Scott Throckmorton, the Garrison’s director of operations.
PSIF training sessions were conducted Aug. 1-3 in-person and via MS Teams for site administrators who will manage and edit data on the Garrison’s customized PSIF dashboard and general users who will be able to log into the system and observe the data.
As of Aug. 3
, PSIF accounts had been created for seven site administrators and 123 users including members of the Garrison’s crisis management team and personnel across tenant activities on post, according to Campbell.
McClure said the communications will continue with emergency management personnel from jurisdictions that use WebEOC through their independent databases and MS Teams.
“We’ll keep the Army’s instance of WebEOC active until March of ’24,” Bartow said. “Once March of ’24 comes and goes, I’ll probably have a window of 30 days that it’ll still be up but then we’ll kill the front-end access and from there, I’ll sustain the back-end access until September of ’24. And then Sept. 31st of ’24 will be the hard, flat-line date for WebEOC.”