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THE FUTURE OF PLANNING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS HERE !

INDUSTRY CASE STUDY:
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Industry Challenge

With the increased frequency of disasters and emergencies, there is a growing demand by regulatory agencies and citizens for communities to invest in our readiness by establishing comprehensive emergency management programs (i.e. preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation) and involve the continuous development, update and improvement of customized emergency management plans, training, and exercises. However, despite the necessity, comprehensive preparedness programs are challenged by the dwindling availability and the natural attrition of resources that are needed to maintain, let alone elevate, our state of preparedness.

ODYSSEUS™ | GMT

GRANT MANAGEMENT TOOL

The Odysseus™|GMT offers organizations with real-time tracking and reporting of grant funding allocations. Track the status of vital community grant funding and measure the performance of project funding. The Odysseus™|GMT allows you to track every dollar from beginning to end.

ODYSSEUS™ | KMS

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Odysseus™|KMS provides Board of Education officials with a central repository where plans and other vital school procedures and protocol can be accessed and shared by staff and key stakeholders. The secure yet flexible virtual collaborative environment allows for the efficient development, maintenance, and update of planning doctrine across the education enterprise.

ODYSSEUS™ | CPM

COMPLIANCE & PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

The Odysseus™|Compliance Metric Tools are a data-driven, assessment that allows Board of Education officials the ability to systematically evaluate the compliance to various governmental and industry recognized programs.

ODYSSEUS™ | AAT

ASSESSMENT & ANALYSIS SYSTEM

The Odysseus™ | AAT offers Board of Education officials the ability to develop customized assessment tools that can be used to evaluate, assess, and understand their progress and program trends.

ODYSSEUS™ | CBT

COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING SYSTEM

The Odysseus™|CBT allows for the delivery and tracking of learning across the Odysseus™ enterprise. Your programs, courses and exercises can be harmonized with your planning and other vital efforts while facilitating your strategy to deliver training and exercise content to your target audience.

ODYSSEUS™ | SIT

SITE INSPECTION TOOL

The Odysseus™ | SIT offers a ready-to-use application for real-time damage assessments and log site-specific damage inventory. The SIT is customizable, mobile friendly, and integrated with the GMT to streamline disaster recovery and the FEMA reimbursement process.

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Odysseus Offers a

Programmatic Solution

for Comprehensive

Emergency Management

programs.

Economic Development Planning

The Odysseus™ | KMS gives economic development planners an online tool dedicated to the development and maintenance of plans and reporting requirements.  Odysseus™|KMS offers economic development planners the unique feature of providing standardization and flexibility in a collaborative environment.  This union greatly increases your organization’s ability to manage and coordinate the community planning and economic development process.

Community Outreach

The Odysseus™|CBT plug-in provides organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows economic development planners to more effectively engaging community partners and residents by delivering and measuring the understanding of important community economic issues.  Odysseus™|CBT provides a platform to deliver and manage customized computer-based training, track course assessments, award certificates upon course completion, and in-depth reporting.

Community Stakeholder Management

In today’s environment of fiscal efficiency, limited availability of resources, and the necessity to balance competing demands, it is imperative that the engagement of assigned work groups and key stakeholders is efficient and effective. The stakeholder management tool within the Odysseus™|KMS will assist in documenting the planning process, provide a method of on-going committee collaboration, offer an archival repository of planning meeting minutes and information, and ensure the active participation of committee members and key stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of the planning process.

Compliance Assessments

Designed from the Odysseus™|AAT architecture, the Odysseus platform offers a customized school compliance assessments tools that is consistent with the regulatory requirements and guidelines of the Department of Education. School and Board of Education officials can assess their school’s compliance and integrate the results into their existing planning framework.

Stakeholder Participation and Awareness

The Odysseus™ enterprise offers a variety of tools that can be used to efficiently engage residents and community partners, and solicit their participation in the economic development process. Customized Odysseus™|CBT interactive planning participation module allows committee members, stakeholders, and the public to learn about current programs and provide real-time feedback and input in community economic matters. Customized Odysseus™|AAT survey instruments allows community partners and stakeholders to provide input in the planning process and inform your economic development efforts.

Case Studies

Case Study 1 : Hazard Mitigation Planning

WAUKESHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN

The Odysseus’™ enterprise provides a robust tool that not only facilitate the planning process, but to also documented Waukesha County’s mitigation planning committee’s time participating in the development of the plan. Odysseus™ can provide analytical reports of each committee member’s time in the system reviewing the plan, collaborating with committee members, and participating in the various mitigation planning tools offered by the system. This participation is shared in the Committee Management Tool and reported in a format that is consistent with FEMA’s quarterly reporting requirement.

Case Study 2 : Active Shooter Simulated Training

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Active assailant and/or shooter incidents can happen anywhere and at any time.  ​Recognizing the growing need for a coordinated strategy for active shooter incident,  Oakland County Michigan utilized the Odysseus™ system to deliver three computer-based training programs that will provide fire departments, law enforcement agencies and emergency medical service responders with basic training on the tactical issues and concepts of victim care after an “active shooter” incident.  Oakland County also elected to use our  professional  technical services to develop client-customized, interactive media that not only enhances the learning experience, but also utilizes adult learning techniques designed to increase knowledge retention.   In just a matter of a couple months, over 2,500 first responders were trained on the tactical issues and concepts of victim care after an “active shooter” incident using the Odysseus™|CBT.

Case Study 3 : Regional Emergency Planning and Training

MID-AMERICA REGIONAL COUNCIL (KANSAS CITY UASI)

Working with local governments, public safety and emergency service agencies, and committees, MARC coordinates the preparation of a number of regional emergency plans. To complement these regional plans, MARC utilized theOdysseus™|KMSto manage the plan content and theOdysseus™|CBTto deliver interactive exercise and training module that educates partners on the operational concepts of the Kansas City Region’s emergency management strategies. In addition to these learning modules, MARC utilized ourprofessional technical support servicesto develop a series of interactive exercise that allows users to apply the strategies and decision-making processes through a computer-based simulated hazard scenarios that affect Kansas City and surrounding suburbs.

Case Study 4 : Threat Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis (Thira)

SOUTH FLORIDA UASI

The South Florida UASI, in conjunction with Miami-Dade County, conducted a regional comprehensive and objective risk assessment and vulnerability analysis that was designed on the Odysseus™|AAT framework and incorporated the Community Vulnerability, Risk & Resiliency (CVR2) model. The result was asophisticated, research-based THIRA for the South Florida UASI. This assessment was supported by a rigorous methodological process that incorporates over 4,500 evidence-based indicators and measurements of community vulnerability, capability, and hazard risk that were systematically analyzedto reliably and accurately assess the Region’s risk exposure to natural, technological,and political hazards. The Region’s THIRA was also integrated with theOdysseus™|KMS and Odysseus™|CBTto provide heightened situational awareness and understanding with key stakeholder and partners throughout the region.

Case Study 5 : Emergency Action Plan Training and Tabletop Exercise

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

The U.S. Department of Interior: Bureau of Indian Affair’s (BIA) utilized theOdysseus™ technologies tosecure and increase the resiliency of over 300 vital infrastructure assets across the Nation. The BIA used the Odysseus™|CBT architecture to design and conduct customized tabletop and functional exercises to ensure the efficacy of current Emergency Action Plans. The tabletop and functional exercises were compliant with Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) procedures and protocol. The tabletop and functional exercises were accompanied by an Interactive Exercise Module that could be used to train and educate key tribal stakeholders. In addition, the BIA requested support from our technical support services team to develop multiple scenarios to test appropriate procedures and protocols at the various dam sites. To enhance the scenario, our team incorporated interactive dam breach and inundation limits mapping reports for each of structure exercised.

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