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COVID-19 Resources for First Responders and Other Partners

Are you a first responder or partner looking for COVID-19 guidance from authoritative sources? Check out our consolidated list of resources to help inform and guide your actions.

S&T-funded Technologies in Action

Several S&T-funded technologies are helping the response community respond to this pandemic. Learn more about these tools and how they could help in a variety of response scenarios. We will continue to update this page with relevant tools and tech.

The Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT)
ISAT is a free, web-based self-assessment tool that S&T developed to help public safety and health agencies understand their most pressing information sharing capabilities and gaps. S&T recently integrated a Pandemic Scenario into the updated ISAT 2.0.

The Next Generation Incident Command System (NICS)
NICS is a web-based emergency response platform that enables first responders to coordinate effectively during crises. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has been utilizing NICS in the Balkan Peninsula of North Macedonia to coordinate emergency services, inform the public about ongoing COVID-19 cases, and post locations of health resources.

Regional Information Sharing Portal (RISP)
RISP is an information sharing system that helps users make crucial decisions related to the movement of commodities and deploying resources in the field. Since the start of the pandemic, RISP users have been using it to identify resource statuses and needs; to pull resources together; and to deploy resources to where they are needed the most.

Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting (SABER)
SABER is a free, open-source software that enables businesses to report their operating status both during and after a disaster. Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, users have leveraged SABER’s capabilities to support effective response from the business and first response communities.


Last Updated: 05/11/2023
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