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.
THE FUTURE OF PLANNING & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS HERE !
INDUSTRY CASE STUDY:
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.
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.
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 Offers a
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.