Abridged Executive Summary (2020): Enhanced Radar for Increased Border Domain Awareness and Operational Coordination
Effective maritime and coastal border security requires shared persistent domain awareness and operational coordination among Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agencies and their regional partners. In this project, Pacific Northwest safety and security stakeholders led by the United States Border Patrol (USBP) worked together to articulate an interagency concept of operations (ConOps).
Executive Summary: Washington State Virtual Coordination Center for Multimodal Integrated Corridor Management
The University of Washington, along with various state and local private and public stakeholders, is facilitating a regional effort to deploy a Virtual Coordination Center designed to aid in the incident management, congestion management and population movement around a major traffic incident. The Federal Highway Administration awarded the project $3.4M in June 2020.
In an effort to mitigate the effects of major incidents in the greater Seattle area, CoSSaR is partnering with local public sector agencies and private sector companies to deploy a cloud-based Virtual Coordination Center, enabling real-time data sharing and coordinated response to quickly clear roadway incidents and reduce congestion.
The CANUS Maritime Information Sharing Pilot Project: Puget Sound (CANUS) evaluated the effectiveness and mission impact of enhanced radar detection capabilities provided to selected U.S. units along the Pacific Northwest international maritime border.
Beyond Incident Response: Mitigating Impacts of Major Traffic Incidents in the Seattle I-5 Corridor (2018)
Sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), CoSSaR researchers undertook a study of how the region could improve response to major incidents.
Coordinated Traffic Incident and Congestion Management (TIM-CM): Mitigating Regional Impacts of Major Traffic Incidents in the Seattle I-5 Corridor (2018)
Within the Seattle metropolitan area, traffic incident management (TIM) operations provide a multi-jurisdictional and coordinated strategy to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow can be restored quickly and safely. Uw is facilitating an effort to include congestion management (CM), a complex activity for managing incident-generated congestion.
The need to share critical information and “connect the dots” has become a driving force in our nation’s security strategy, as well as in the design of systems intended to support the diverse community charged with delivering this vital service. One place currently working hard to connect the dots is Puget Sound.
Systems today are comprised of broad communications networks with many distributed and interacting components linked in complex ways. Each component is responsible for p[roviding some information, or controlling some element of the system. These complex distributed systems play a vital role in nearly every critical infrastructure sector, as well as in other critical industries.
CoSSaR hosted the NMIO-Sponsored 2016 Global Maritime Forum at the UW-Seattle campus. This event engaged individuals from academia, industry and government to collaborate on current issues faced by the Global Maritime Community of Interest (GMCOI).
In this issue of the National Maritime IntelligenceIntegration Office’s Technical Bulletin, we discuss trends in Maritime Domain Awareness, and how policy and technology interact in developing a level of understanding that serves as the foundation for command.