Regional Technology Work Group Agenda – Thursday, February 27, 2020, 1:00-3:30 pm


Please join us this Thursday for our monthly Technology Work Group meeting, where we will have a brainstorming session on how technology positions fit into EOC organizational structures. We will also get an update on the regional DHS S&T Mobility Acceleration project.

The meeting will be held at:

Houston Emergency Center, Room 2081
5320 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX 77091

Please look below the agenda for call-in and screen-share instructions

No formal RSVP is required, but if you are forwarding this invitation to someone else in your organization, please email their information to by the Wednesday before the meeting so they can be added to the security list for building access and also added to future email distributions.

Lach Mullen and Ian Feldman
Technology Work Group Co-Chairs


1.   Welcome/Introductions

  • Sign-in Sheet
  • Introductions

2.   Vendor Presentations

  • None

3.   Meet Our Technology

  • Mobility Acceleration Project Update (Retz)

4.   Status Reports

  • Jetty (Jurek)
  • i-INFO (Arthur)
  • Alert FM (Arthur)
  • WebEOC (Carter)
  • GIS (Ceranek/Granberry)
  • Haystax Platform (Mullen for Feldman)

5.   New Business

  • Organizational Placement of Technology and GIS in an EOC
    With the rise of technology in general and GIS in particular in emergency management, is it time to reevaluate the placement of those positions in our EOC and EM organizational structures? The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation has a survey out to jurisdictions to explore this issue, and we felt it was worth discussing as a group as well. The survey may be used to inform input to FEMA on future NIMS updates, and can be found at (deadline 3 March 2020).

6.   Old Business

  • None

7.   Technology Proposals

  • The Technology Work group reserves time each meeting for interested parties to present a gap that they feel a new regional technology can fill. The Technology Work Group may then choose to investigate solutions that bridge that gap, so that funding recommendations can be made to the Regional Collaboration Committee.

8.   Next Meeting Date/Adjourn

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:00 pm
  • HEC 2081
  • Presentation TBD

If you cannot join us in person, we will have teleconference options. 

Telephone access to the meeting will be via the following conference call line:
Room 3799374#

Screen-share will be via HSIN Connect. A HSIN account is not required for this meeting (just sign in as a guest). Your computer may need to install the Adobe Connect application (admin rights not normally needed), or your browser will need Adobe Flash. As such, please allow a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting to get connected.
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