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INCIWEB PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. WHAT IS INCIWEB? An interagency website that provides one stop shopping for incident information to internal and external.

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1 INCIWEB PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

2 WHAT IS INCIWEB? An interagency website that provides one stop shopping for incident information to internal and external audiences.website Primarily used for wildfires and prescribed fires, but can be used for other types of incidents. Sponsored by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and available for use by federal, state and local wildfire agencies at no cost. InciWeb Past, Present and Future

3 A LITTLE HISTORY InciWeb was developed in 2003 by U.S. Forest Service Information Technology staff in California. InciWeb generates high levels of interest and high volumes of traffic, resulting in failures. Management of InciWeb transferred to U.S. Forest Service Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management Information Technology staff in Operation, maintenance, and continued development of InciWeb contracted to IBM in Interagency InciWeb Steering Committee established in 2010 to guide operations, maintenance, and continued development of the site. Reengineered InciWeb administrative site launched in InciWeb Past, Present and Future

4 INCIWEB GOVERNANCE Sponsored by the NWCG Communication, Education, and Prevention Committee The InciWeb Team U.S. Forest Service, Washington Office, Fire and Aviation Management, Information Technology, Project Manager Lani Williams U.S. Forest Service, Washington Office, Fire and Aviation Management, Business Leads Christine Schuldheisz, Jennifer Jones IBM Project Manager Debra Kannapien IBM Developer Stu Bedoll Interagency InciWeb Steering Committee Michelle Fidler, National Park Service Yvonne Jones & Robyn Broyles, Bureau of Indian Affairs Jennifer Myslivy, Bureau of Land Management Eric Mosley, Georgia Forestry Commission Romeo Gervais, Boise Fire Department InciWeb Past, Present and Future

5 WHO LOOKS AT INCIWEB? InciWeb Past, Present and Future 12,000 + Twitter Followers June 1, September 30, 2013:

6 HOW CAN I GET PERMISSION TO USE INCIWEB? Designed to enable units (i.e. National Forests, BLM Districts, National Parks, State Forestry Divisions, etc.) to maintain long term control over incident information. Accounts must be established by units. PIOs and IMTs must request access to a units InciWeb account through a designated superuser. Unit accounts are established based on their NWCG identifier. Additional information is available on the NIFC PIO Bulletin Board at (URL) in the InciWeb Log In Accounts and Access documenthttp://www.nifc.gov/PIO_bb/inciweb.html InciWeb Past, Present and Future

7 INCIWEB TRAINING Live webinars will be offered three times this spring on: March 19 April 16 May 14 A recorded webinar, a tutorial, a manual, and other training materials are already, or soon will be, available on the NIFC PIO Bulletin Board at Training materials are currently being developed that will enable field public affairs staff and PIOs to present InciWeb trainings (similar to S-203 and S-403) InciWeb Past, Present and Future

8 WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH INCIWEB NEXT? 2014 InciWeb priorities Complete transition to new InciWeb URL by March 1, Complete performance testing to identify areas for improvement Revise the 209 screen to reflect adoption of NIMS 209 Address issues associated with use of Google maps on incident homepages Improve video feature by adding an embedded video converter Beyond 2014 Development of application for tablets and mobile devices Reengineering of the InciWeb Public Site – the place where audiences view incident information on the internet - will soon be underway. InciWeb Past, Present and Future

9 FOR MORE INFORMATION Christine Schuldheisz U.S. Forest Service, Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management National Interagency Fire Center (208) InciWeb Past, Present and Future


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