Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, CUSEC and our contract partner G&H International Services, Inc. (G&H), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, has focused on adapting the information sharing and decision support tools in the CUSEC Regional Information Sharing Platform (RISP) to support states responding to the crisis. To address the growing need from state agencies to track and request Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), CUSEC has worked with Member States — as well as partner states such as Idaho — on developing workflows and implementing tools for maintaining PPE inventories and recording PPE “burn rates”. By integrating these tools and applications into existing systems, CUSEC has led the effort to provide a means to track resource requests and resource fulfillment for COVID-19 operations and planning.
The capabilities being developed are based on Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform and require some customization as well as coordination with industry partners such as Esri. However, regardless of an individual state’s circumstances, the core approach is similar and can be applied to any state.
CUSEC and G&H have also developed capabilities to easily acquire, track, and use key data sources that are useful in resource adjudication and prioritization. These includes COVID-19 case tracking, hospital capacity, swab and test sites, and other information to assist in timely and informed decision making.
Examples of the type of work CUSEC is supporting are included below. If you have any questions or would like more information about how CUSEC can support your state, please contact CUSEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.