Use of the Odysseus|KMS has provided a common platform for knowledge management in public health and healthcare system preparedness and planning in Illinois. Vertical and horizontal integration of preparedness and planning elements, increased visibility and version control are facilitated by this system environment. The experience, knowledge and information collected reflects that of 3,200 registered users and 300 Knowledge Management Systems, informing doctrine and guidance, standardized plans, local and regional best practices. Local, regional, and statewide preparedness and planning efforts have benefited from the strategy developed in the KMS Environment.
ISC was selected by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs to develop interactive tabletop exercises for thirteen dams owned and operated by the Bureau using ISC’s Odysseus Interactive Exercise Simulator technologies. These interactive exercises will be conducted with bureau staff, tribal leaders and state agencies to test the operational concepts and capabilities identified in the respective dam emergency action plans.
In conjunction with the development of the 2013 Bi-State Kansas City Regional Coordination Guide (RCG), ISC developed customized interactive course using ISC’s Odysseus|TEAM technologies to assist the region in training its staff and partners on the key concepts operational elements associated with the strategic plan. This training also included a tornado scenario where participants can apply their knowledge of the RCG.
The RCG is an all-hazard, capabilities-based guide designed to address any of the hazards potentially affecting the Kansas City metro-area. The RCG is for use by all local governments, as well as Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to ensure a series of formal actions are in place to facilitate communication and cooperation between the many agencies and organizations in the region potentially involved in emergency events.
ISC developed and facilitated a Hurricane Disaster Recovery Tabletop Exercise for Miami-Dade County using its innovative and cutting-edge Odysseus Exercise Simulator technologies. The Odysseus Exercise Simulator was customized specifically for Miami-Dade County Emergency Management and provided an effective process for engaging participants with visual context while ensuring compliance with HSEEP protocol. ISC not only received commendation for an excellent exercise but also the successful utilization of cutting-edge technologies that will advance emergency management.
Broward College has selected to use ISC’s Odysseus|IES for an Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise. ISC’s interactive exercise module utilizes cutting-edge technologies and adult-learning techniques that enhances the tabletop experience with lifelike simulations that truly test decision-making and capabilities metrics.