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    A Collaborative Approach to Regional Comprehensive Emergency Management

    Since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003, our nation, states, and large urban areas have made great investments to improve our level of preparedness and capabilities to manage the next disaster or large-scale incident. Although communities and urban areas have used DHS grant funding to sustain their core operations and make investments to elevate the level of preparedness throughout their region, the steady decline in Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding over the past two decades has required UASIs to be more resourceful and identify ways to build efficiencies within their UASI programs.

    Odysseus™ provides UASIs and their regional partners with a single, unified system to manage all UASI program requirements including grant management and reporting, coordinate preparedness activities, facilitate collaboration and sharing, assess performance, monitor compliance, and much, much more. Odysseus™ is designed to be a program management tool and allows for the full integration of other incident management software programs.

    Designed by our team of leading emergency managers and software technicians, Odysseus™ offers a unique UASI program management platform.

    Odysseus™ Features for UASIs

    Increase Regional Collaboration

    Build a Collaborative Network of Systems
    Odysseus™ gives UASI members the option to create a shared network of Odysseus™ instances. The UASI Odysseus™ network will allow instances to connect and share across all organizations
    Secured Collaboration & Sharing
    Odysseus™ provides secure access, creating a safe and collaborative environment to promote increased participation.
    Record Stakeholder Participation
    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 on UASI activities. Input is logged for future reference and UASI program managers are alerted for follow up action.

    Manage UASI Grant Programs

    Grant Management
    Odysseus™ offers real-time tracking and reporting of UASI grant funding allocations. Track the status of grants and the performance of grant sub-recipients.
    Manage More than UASI Grants
    Odysseus™ has a robust grant management platform, allowing UASI’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.
    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 consideration by the UASI.
    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 UASI Program Activities & Regulatory Compliance

    Systematically Evaluate Compliance
    Odysseus™ provides UASI administrators with the ability to systematically evaluate program compliance Department of Homeland Security requirements and industry standards.
    Regional THIRA/SPR Assessments
    Odysseus™ gives users a central platform to facilitate the development of the THIRA/SPR based on the latest DHS guidance.
    Regulatory and Industry Program Assessments
    From assessing regulatory and industry requirements of hazard mitigation and continuity of operations plans to evaluating compliance with the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), 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.
    Assessment Reports & Dashboard Analytics
    Odysseus™ provides organizations with easy-to-interpret reports and graphic analytics on important compliance and performance assessments.

    Manage Preparedness Activities

    Reduce Preparedness Redundancy
    Odysseus™ allows users to share and mirror content across a shared network of UASI 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.
    Document the Planning Process
    Odysseus™ documents the planning process and tracks planning collaboration among partners and committee members.
    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.
    Manage Multi-Year Training & Exercise Programs
    Odysseus™ allows UASI’s to manage their Multi-Year Training & Exercise (T&E) Programs on a single platform. Share your scheduled T&E activities with other UASI partners to maximize regional participation and prevent T&E overlap.
    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.
    Create Custom Courses and Computer-Based Trainings
    Odysseus™ allows UASI’s to create, deliver, and manage customized computer-based trainings, track course assessments, award certificates upon completion, and report learner progress.

    Other Functionalities

    Disaster Recovery Program Management
    Odysseus™ provides a complete disaster recovery program solution for UASI and their partners.
    Integrated Damage Assessment Tool
    Odysseus™ offers a ready-to-use application for real-time damage assessments and log sitespecific damage inventory. The SIT is customizable, mobile friendly, and integrated with the GMT to streamline disaster recovery and the FEMA reimbursement process.
    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.
    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.
    Integrate Automated Debris Monitoring Systems (ADMS) and Incident Management Software

    Other System Features

    Fully Customizable Software-as-a-Service Solution
    The architecture of the Odysseus™ Enterprise System allows for it be fully customizable. UASI’s have the option to utilize our Software-as-a-Service solution to reconfigure Odysseus™ to best meet the needs of their UASI 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.
    Learn How Odysseus Can Augment Your UASI Grant Program