Definitions Edit

Common Operating Picture is

a shared display of relevant and operational information (e.g., the position of resources and status of important infrastructures such as bridges, roads, etc.) that facilitates collaborative planning and assists all in achieving situational awareness of an event.[1]
[t]he identical display of relevant, integrated information, based on common data, and available for viewing by interested and authorized parties.[2]
[a] continuously updated overview of an incident compiled throughout an incident's life cycle from data shared between integrated systems for communication, information management and intelligence and information sharing. The common operating picture allows incident managers at all levels to make effective, consistent and timely decisions. The common operating picture also helps ensure consistency at all levels of incident management across jurisdictions, as well as between various governmental jurisdictions and private-sector and nongovernmental entities that are engaged.[3]

References Edit

  1. Information Sharing at the National Operations Center, at 2 n.1.
  2. Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future: The Cybersecurity Strategy for the Homeland Security Enterprise, Glossary, at D-1.
  3. FEMA Glossary (full-text).

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