DHS Releases Next Gen Command System

August 8, 2016–The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate today announced the release of the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS,) which is an information-sharing tool for first responders. “NICS is a mobile, web-based communication platform that enables responders on scene at a developing incident to request and receive assistance from remote experts, such as a university researcher or topographic expert, in real time,” according to a news release. “Conversely, experts can observe an evolving situation and volunteer relevant material or resources. After successful beta-implementation, NICS has transitioned to the open-source community for wide accessibility, freely available for any interested party.”

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