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CISA at 2019 APCO: Day 1

APCO 2019, APCO International’s Annual Conference and Expo, is the premier event for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to communications center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors.

S&T Magello Fact Sheet and Video

Marcello is a customizable, Web-based tool that integrates oceanic and atmospheric forecasting, plume modeling, and real-time information updates that can help decision-makers and emergency responders prepare for, respond to, and recover from events. The tool overlays multiple datasets, model outputs, and information sources in a single, user-friendly interface.

S&T Security for Large Crowds and Venues Fact Sheet

Stadiums from almost every professional sports league are using patron screening and evacuation simulation tools developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence for Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA) at Rutgers in partnership with Regal Decision Systems Inc. The tools enable public safety and emergency managers to select the screening and evacuation methods likely to work best at a particular venue.

S&T SMART Fact Sheet

Developed by the Center for Visualization and Data Analytics at Purdue University, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Center of Excellence, Social Media Analytics and Reporting Toolkit (SMART) is a social media analysis system that provides analysts with scalable analysis and visualization of social media posts. The system uses topic extraction, combinations of key word filters, word cluster examination, and unusual event detection to provide situational awareness and improve decision-making for time-critical tasks.

S&T Predicting Crowd Behavior Fact Sheet and Video

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is tapping a high-tech approach developed by the DHS S&T Center for Visualization and Data Analytics (CVADA) at Rutgers to enable safer crowd movement during emergencies and other events. The CVADA-Rutgers research team uses a combination of mathematical modeling and LiDAR (light and radar) to determine the best way to manage rush-hour crowds and bus schedules—including emergency evacuations— before, during, and after PANYNJ’s major reconstruction and rehabilitation construction projects.


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