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    System-of-Systems Approach to Whole Community Comprehensive Emergency Management

    Although they provide much needed resources and capabilities during the time of a crisis or disaster, a State emergency management agency’s (EMA) operational focus extends far beyond the response phase of an incident. The reality is that the success of a State EMA’s response operation is intimately related to its ability to systematically track, guide, direct, monitor, manage, and administer all aspects of a comprehensive emergency management program across all state agency, county and municipal government partners, regional authorities, and other stakeholders.

    Although the value is unmeasurable, many states think that coordinating a statewide comprehensive emergency management program would be a formidable task that would require significant resources. That’s not true anymore.

    Odysseus™ offers state emergency management agencies a software solution for managing a unified statewide comprehensive emergency management program. Odysseus’™ “system-of-systems” architecture gives state EMA’s a force multiplier to manage EMA program requirements statewide.

    Designed by our team of leading emergency managers and software technicians, Odysseus™ offers a unique State EMA program management platform. It is a program management tool and allows for the full integration of other incident management software programs.

    ODYSSEUS™ Features For State Emergency Management Agencies (EMA)

    Increase Statewide Collaboration

    Build a Collaborative Network of Systems Statewide
    Odysseus™ gives State EMAs the option to create a shared network of Odysseus™ instances. The statewide Odysseus™ network will allow instances to connect and share across all state agencies, county and municipal partners, regional authorities, institutions, infrastructure, 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 Plan Compliance
    Odysseus™ documents the planning process. Track stakeholder participation to offset federal cost share requirements.
    Monitor Stakeholders & Committee Activities
    Odysseus™ workgroup feature provides a platform for stakeholders and committee members to collaborate on work 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 these meeting dates with industry standard 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 Grant Programs Statewide

    Grant Management
    Odysseus™ offers real-time tracking and reporting of state grant funding allocations. Track the status of grants and the performance of grant sub-recipients.
    Manage More than EMA Grants
    Odysseus™ has a robust grant management platform, allowing state EMA’s 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.
    Manage Subrecipient Grant Applications
    Odysseus™ offers a public facing portal to allow stakeholder partners to submit grant applications for consideration by State EMAs.
    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.
    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.

    Assess EMA Program Activities & Regulatory Compliance

    Systematically Evaluate Compliance
    Odysseus™ provides state program administrators with the ability to systematically evaluate program compliance, federal requirements and industry standards.
    State, Regional, and Local Program Assessments
    Odysseus™ gives users a central platform to facilitate the development and delivery of federal program assessments. Assessments are customizable to address state specific initiatives and programs.
    Assessment Reports & Dashboard Analytics
    Odysseus™ provides organizations with easy-to-interpret reports and graphic analytics on important compliance and performance assessments.
    Regulatory and Industry Program Assessments
    From assessing regulatory and industry requirements of hazard mitigation and continuity of operations plans to evaluating compliance with common emergency management industry standards, Odysseus™ offers a robust library of ready-to-access assessment tools.
    Create Customized Program Assessments
    Odysseus™ allows for the creation of customized assessment tools to systematically evaluate your organization’s programs and initiatives.

    Manage Preparedness Activities Statewide

    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 Regional Planning
    Odysseus™ features the unique characteristic of providing standardization and flexibility, while reducing redundancy and increasing version control with your organization’s plans and doctrine
    Community Vulnerability & Risk Analysis
    Odysseus™ provides customizable assessment tools, to include the Community Vulnerability, Risk and Resiliency (CVR2) tool which includes over 4,500 evidence-based indicators and measurements.
    Monitor Plan Updates and Compliance
    Odysseus™ provides a single platform to monitor plan updates and ensure all regulatory requirements and industry standards are met. Dashboard reports identify what plans need to be updated and when.
    Document the Planning Process
    Odysseus™ documents the planning process and tracks planning collaboration among partners and committee members.
    Track & Measure Understanding
    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.
    Manage Multi-Year Training & Exercise Programs
    Odysseus™ allows State EMA’s to manage their Multi-Year Training & Exercise (T&E) Programs on a single platform. Allow state and local partners to share their scheduled T&E activities to maximize participation and prevent T&E overlap.
    Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRA) Assessments
    Odysseus™ provides a foundation to deliver and manage THIRA activities statewide. Track and record Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) participation and input. Track THIRA/SPR updates and maintenance.
    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.

    Statewide Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Program Solution

    Disaster Recovery Program Management
    Odysseus™ provides a complete disaster recovery program solution for state EMA’s, other state agencies, county and municipal governments, and non-profit partners.
    Integrated Damage Assessment Tool
    Odysseus™ 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.
    Integrate Automated Debris Monitoring Systems (ADMS) and Incident Management Software
    Odysseus™ is partner friendly, allowing for full integration with other common response software solutions.
    Track Regulatory Compliance Requirements for Disaster Recovery Assistance
    Odysseus™ provides communities with concise and easy to interpret dashboard reports to track toe status of recovery projects, performance of disaster assistance grants, and compliance with regulatory and programmatic requirements.
    Manage Hazard Mitigation Actions Statewide
    Odysseus™ allows State Hazard Mitigation Officers to manage all aspects of their hazard mitigation program. From maintaining compliance with hazard mitigation planning standards to administering hazard mitigation grants to implementation of hazard mitigation actions, Odysseus™ offers SHMOs with a hazard mitigation program management solution.
    Disaster Assistance Grant Management
    Odysseus™ allows for real-time-tracking and management of vital community recovery funds provided through various Federal disaster assistance programs to include FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, HUD Community Development Block Grants, and many more.

    Other System Features

    Fully Customizable Software-as-a-Service Solution
    The architecture of the Odysseus™ Enterprise System allows for it be fully customizable. State EMA’s 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.
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