The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), with the support of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Office, conducted an operational field assessment (OFA) of the FIND software for the Lost Person Locator Project on June 18, 2016, in Bend, Oregon. To conduct the OFA, NUSTL leveraged an annual Search and Rescue exercise (SAREX) in Deschutes County. Several law enforcement officers from the Bend area participated; numerous civilian volunteers also participated and made up the majority of on-site personnel.
The FIND software was developed under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to provide a computer-based means for search and rescue (SAR) personnel to manage a SAR event, apply search theory, and replace/augment processes that are mostly done by hand with pencil and paper.
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