Snapshot: Expanded Version of the Information Sharing Assessment Tool Now Available

 

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Information is key in times of crisis. Public safety and emergency management agencies need fast, reliable data to help them make the best possible decisions, which means dependable communication systems can directly lead to saving lives.

When it comes to information sharing, though, it can be difficult to answer the question ‘How do you know what you don’t know?’ Different jurisdictions have different tools and resources available. Best practices vary, and it may not always be clear when capabilities are falling short. That’s why the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT) is so valuable.

Newly updated with optional scenarios and expanded question sets, the ISAT is a web-based self-assessment tool that helps public safety agencies understand their current information sharing capabilities and gaps. The ISAT is voluntary, free, and easy to use. It only takes 15-20 minutes to complete, but this is not your typical online quiz.

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