GIS: Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources

Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Framework Data Subcommittee
CGISC Data Inventory and Assessment Working Group
The mission of the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CI/KR) Framework Data Subcommittee is to inventory and link all CI/KR information related to the various needs of the State of Connecticut, develop data standards and maintenance protocols, and to coordinate with all key parties at the federal, state, and local government levels and public utilities.
  • Develop data standards and identify appropriate standards-based data schema;
  • Develop plans that include the following:
    • inventory of existing data,
    • stakeholder requirements,
    • data stewards,
    • costs,
    • work flows,
    • data transfer mechanisms,
    • update frequency,
    • maintenance frequency;
  • Refine and maintain plans as necessary; and
  • Develop metrics and review status of framework data implementation as input to the annual report published by the GIS Council.
Current Activites:
The CI/KR Subcommittee has developed a data priority list by CI/KR Sector and has assigned "State Sector Stewards" to oversee the inventory, assessment, and data collection (where possible) that is specific to their sector.  Most of the State's CI/KR GIS data is derived from existing state sources, however, the priority list showed a need to "fill in the gaps".  The ultimate goal is to have the best available and robust GIS datasets to populate the State Geographic Emergency Management System, or GEMS, application.
To achieve this goal, the current focus of the CI/KR Subcommittee is to use existing Federal Homeland Security Data (Homeland Security Information Program (HSIP) Freedom Data) to assess, modify, or augment data to meet our State GIS CI/KR needs and priorities. 
The second phase will be to work with the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data (HIFLD) Working Group, specifically, HIFLD to the regions on developing a process/protocol to "push" the data back to the Federal Government as a means to ensure common and consistent data through all levels of Government.
Other activities include working with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to develop new HSIP partnership data.  Members of the subcommittee are also involved with the Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program (RCPGP) involving counties in the States of CT, NY, NYC urban areas, NJ, and PA.  The RCPGP's mission is to evaluate and address various types of emergency plans, build regional planning processes and communities, and to link operational and capabilities-based planning for resource allocation.
Subcommittee Membership:
Bernard Asimonye, DOIT  Alan Leidner, HIFLD REGION
Lynn Bjorklund, USGS  Lauren McLane, DHS, FEMA 
Det. Andrew Burke, DPS Phil Moberg, DOT
Dan Czaja, DPS-OSET Raymond Philbrick, DPW
Becky Cutler, DPW Peter Sandgren, DEMHS
Det. Michael Grieder, DPS           Marilu Soileau, USDA
Wayne Kasacek, DOA Beth Stewart-Kelly, CTARNG

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