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OASIS Emergency Interoperability Summit and NIEM Training Event to be held in conjunction

Published on 29 September 2009

The OASIS Emergency Interoperability Summit and the NIEM Training Event will be held in conjunction in Baltimore, Maryland from September 29 - October 2, 2009
The OASIS Emergency Interoperability Summit  and NIEM Training Event will be held in conjunction
Events will give attendees insight into interoperable solutions

The DM Program will have a significant role at the OASIS Emergency Interoperability Summit, being held in conjunction with this year's National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) National Training Event in Baltimore, Maryland, September 29 - October 2, 2009. The purpose of the summit is to provide attendees with a clearer understanding of the interoperable solutions being implemented today and the value of mutually supportive standards for information sharing.

A two-day series of demonstrations will showcase the interoperable exchange of emergency information between disparate systems via the DM Open Platform for Emergency Networks (DM-OPEN). DM-OPEN implements messaging standards developed through the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee (EM-TC), including the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), Emergency Data Exchange Language Distribution Element (EDXL-DE), EDXL Resource Messaging (EDXL-RM), and EDXL Hospital AVailability Exchange (EDXL-HAVE).

As a member of the OASIS EM-TC Adoption Subcommittee, DM Program Trainer Tom Ferrentino has been actively involved with planning the Summit, and Gary Ham, DM Program System Architect, has been assisting demonstration participants with preparation. Both members of the DM Team will be present at the Summit to support the demonstrations.

In addition to his involvement with the demonstrations, Gary Ham has been working toward closer coordination with NIEM, and will participate on two panel discussions scheduled for September 30th:

  • 10:15 - 11:30 am: "Playing Well With Others" - NIEM and External Standards. Moderator: Joanna Peters. Gary Ham will serve as a panelist.
  • 4:15 - 5:30 pm: Coordinating the Development and Adoption of Emergency Standards With the Ongoing Development of NIEM. Moderator: Gary Ham. Panelists include: Donna Roy, NIEM; Tim Grapes; Denis Gusty, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Scott Shoup, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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