Odysseus™ Network:

 

To develop the Regional Tactical Interoperability Communications Plan (Regional TICP), the project team, will integrate the information developed from the Communications Interoperability Plan (CIP) into two interoperable/operable plans (solutions) for a natural, technological, or political (CBRNE) hazard scenario.

The project team will work with Northern Planning Area California (NPAC) to select a hazard type and design an appropriate scenario. Please note that the 2009 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) TICP Program Guidance does not specify a planning scenario; the project team believes a scenario is essential to validate planning assumptions.
 
The first scenario - plan will implement “existing” operable and interoperable communications resources for the selected hazard scenario during the first 12 hours of response operations. The second plan will implement CIP specified short-term improvements during the first 12 hours of response operations under the same scenario. This scenario based planning will enable the NPAC and planning team to accurately validate planning assumptions and have the ability to illustrate the operational advantages of implementing the CIP to political stakeholders and federal/state funding sources.          
 
The Regional TICP will integrate the appropriate guidance from: NIMS/ISC; SAFECOM; TICP Program; SCIP; and the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). In addition, the RTICP will support the Statewide CALSCIP.

PROVEN SOLUTIONS

Odysseus® Implementation and Integration:

The Northern Planning Area of California (NPAC) is using Odysseus® to develop and validate Communication Interoperability Plan (CIP), a Cost Analysis, and a Regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP) components over an eighteen (18) county region encompassing the entire Northern Region of California. Odysseus® enables NPAC members to review, comment, and have access to information on a secure web-enabled planning platform. Considering the distances involved and cost of travel Odysseus® is providing NPAC considerable cost savings; additionally with a web-based system printing and administrative costs are significant reduced and version control is easier to maintain.

Tactical Interoperable Communications Planning and “Operable” Communications Planning:

Integrated Solutions Consulting (ISC) personnel have a wide variety of experience in communications planning: Urban Area TIPC design and development; Regional TICP development; Urban Area Hospital Communications Planning; and COML experience. ISC believes that Interoperable Communications is important but it relies upon effective and efficient Operable Communications as its foundation. Our TICP and communications planning is focused on the successful synchronization o f Operable and Interoperable Communications.

FEATURED CLIENT SOLUTION

Northern Planning Area of California (NPAC)

ISC is part of the Project Team developing a Communication Interoperability Plan (CIP), a Cost Analysis, and a Regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan (TICP); ISC is responsible for the Regional TICP. The NPAC comprises the eighteen (18) counties of Northern California with challenging geography, hazards, and diverse demographics. The project team will work with NPAC to select a hazard type and design an appropriate scenario. Please note that the 2009 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) TICP Program Guidance does not specify a planning scenario; the project team believes a scenario is essential to validate planning assumptions. The Regional TICP will integrate the appropriate guidance from: NIMS/ISC; SAFECOM; TICP Program; State Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP); and the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). In addition, the RTICP will support the Statewide CALSCIP.