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    Elevating Training & Exercise Programs

    With the growing interaction and improved coordination between the Federal, State and local governments, an integrated and comprehensive preparedness program is becoming even more critical and essential to the operational success of many jurisdictions. Recent events remind us that every organization must make a continued investment in preparing for the next emergency or disaster. Empirical evidence has shown a direct correlation between the level of preparedness and the level of resiliency in a community. Specifically, the more prepared communities are, the greater their ability to effectively respond to and recover from disaster and minimize the impact of a disaster. The challenge for many organizations is establishing a systematic and efficient method to maintain and continuously improve preparedness through a collaborative process that promotes community resilience.

    Until now….

    The Odysseus™ Enterprise System gives you a complete platform to manage the full range of preparedness program activities within the Integrated Preparedness Cycle. Odysseus™ provides users with a program management software solution to collaboratively identify and set preparedness priorities, manage grant funds, schedule activities, monitor performance, track improvement, and report progress. Most importantly, however, Odysseus™ provides an efficient and effective method to sustain the program to ensure a steady state of readiness.

    Emergency And Disaster Recovery Program
    Integrade Preparedness Planning workshop Asses Capabilities & Priorities Manage Multi-Year Strategy Identify & manage T&E Grant Funds Design & Develop Training & Exercise Conduct Training & Services Evaluate Training & Services Develop AAR & Track Improvements Program & Grant Reporting Program Management & Improvement

    Odysseus Features for Preparedness, Training, & Exercies Programs

    Increase Preparedness Collaboration

    Build a Collaborative Network of Preparedness Systems

    Odysseus™ gives organizations the option to create a preparedness network of Odysseus™ instances. An Odysseus™ preparedness network will allow instances to connect and share preparedness resources across all agencies, municipal partners, regional authorities, institutions, infrastructure owners, and key stakeholder organizations.

    Secured Collaboration & Sharing

    Odysseus™ provides secure access, creating a safe and collaborative environment to promote increased participation.

    Record Stakeholder Participation and Program Compliance

    Odysseus™ documents the planning process. Track stakeholder participation to offset federal cost share requirements.

    Monitor Stakeholders & Committee Activities

    Odysseus™ workgroup, committees, and task force features provide a platform for stakeholders and committee members to collaborate on important preparedness activities . Assign tasks and monitor their progress from the convenience of your desktop.

    Schedule Meeting & Record Minutes

    Odysseus™ assists organizations in coordinating, announcing, and tracking meeting schedules and synchronize important training and exercise meeting dates with common calendar tools.

    Document Input, Track Actions, and Log Involvement

    Odysseus™ documents input and feedback from stakeholder partners. Input is logged for future reference and state EMA program managers are alerted for follow up action.

    Manage Preparedness Grants

    Grant Management

    Odysseus™ offers real-time tracking and reporting of preparedness grant funding allocations. Track the status of federal and state preparedness grants, administer grants with community partners, and track the performance of important grant deliverables.

    Manage More than Preparedness Grants

    Odysseus™ has a robust grant management platform, allowing organizations to manage other federal and state grant programs to include State Homeland Security, FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Program, Building Resilient Communities & Infrastructure (BRIC), HUD Community Development Block Grants, and many other federal grant programs.

    Grant Reporting and Analytics

    Odysseus™ gives ready access to easy-to-interpret data reporting and graphic analytics. Customize dashboard reports to analyze important grant program metrics.

    Manage Subrecipient Grant Applications

    Odysseus™ offers a public facing portal to allow stakeholder partners to submit grant applications for possible consideration.

    Grant Compliance & Reporting

    Odysseus™ allows you to track your grants to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and program requirements and address any potential gaps, proactively.

    Evaluate Training & Exercise Program Activities & Regulatory Compliance

    Manage Course Certifications & Maintenance

    Odysseus™ offers a platform for training and exercise managers to easily manage course certification, annual trainings, and knowledge maintenance.

    Systematically Evaluate Compliance

    Odysseus™ provides state program administrators with the ability to systematically evaluate program compliance, federal requirements and industry standards.

    Regulatory and Industry Program Assessments

    From assessing regulatory and industry requirements to evaluating compliance with common emergency management industry standards, Odysseus™ offers a robust library of ready-to-access assessment tools to evaluate training and exercise programs.

    Customized Program Assessments

    Odysseus™ gives users a central platform to develop customized program assessments to address state specific initiatives and programs of your organization.

    Assessment Reports & Dashboard Analytics

    Odysseus™ provides organizations with easy-to-interpret reports and graphic analytics on important compliance and performance assessments.

    Manage Preparedness Activities

    Manage Muti-Year Training & Exercise Programs

    Odysseus™ allows organizations to manage their Multi-Year Training & Exercise (T&E) Programs on a single platform. Allow partners to share their scheduled T&E activities to maximize participation and prevent T&E overlap.

    Reduce Preparedness Redundancy

    Odysseus™ allows users to share and mirror content across a shared network of statewide instances, reducing preparedness redundancies and increasing consistent operational practices across the region in a controlled environment.

    Standardize Planning Across Partners

    Odysseus™ features the unique characteristic of providing standardization and flexibility while reducing redundancy and increasing version control with your organization’s plans and doctrine.

    Document the Preparedness Process

    Odysseus™ documents the planning process and tracks planning collaboration among partners and committee members.

    Monitor Preparedness Improvements & Compliance

    Odysseus™ provides a single platform to monitor preparedness program updates and ensure all regulatory requirements and industry standards are met. Dashboard reports identify what programs need to be updated and when.

    Track & Measure Understanding and Competencies

    Odysseus™ provides organizations with an integrated learning management system that allows administrators to more effectively deliver and measure understanding of organizational strategies, programs, and procedures.

    Create Custom Courses and Computer-Based Trainings

    Odysseus™ allows state training program administrators to create, deliver, and manage customized computer-based trainings, track course assessments, award certificates upon completion, and report learner progress.

    Deliver Next Generation Interactive Gaming Exercises

    Odysseus™ provides a flexible platform to deliver interactive exercises that incorporate gaming techniques. Odysseus™ is designed for the next generation of exercises.

    Other System Features

    Fully Customizable Software-as-a-Service Solution

    The architecture of the Odysseus™ Enterprise System allows for it be fully customizable. Organizations have the option to utilize our Software-as-a-Service solution to reconfigure Odysseus™ to best meet the needs of their comprehensive emergency management program.

    Designed by Emergency Managers for Emergency Managers

    Unlike other software solutions, Odysseus™ was designed by seasoned and renowned emergency managers. Our expertise was augmented by a software development team to design a programmatic solution for the modern emergency manager.

    Monitor Preparedness Improvements & Compliance

    Odysseus™ provides a single platform to monitor preparedness program updates and ensure all regulatory requirements and industry standards are met. Dashboard reports identify what programs need to be updated and when.