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1 Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology
Update to NGAC: Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture DHS S&T Visionary Goals September 23, 2014

2 Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture (GIRA): Overview
Background & Purpose Goals & Objectives Audience Structure & Approach Next Steps

3 GIRA: Background & Purpose
National Strategy for Information Sharing and Safeguarding: Implementation Guidance Led by DHS, deliver a joint, interoperable geospatial reference architecture for inclusion in the ISE-Enterprise Architecture Framework that can be used as a guide for federal geospatial systems and investments. DHS as the lead for the interagency SBU Working Group for Assured Interoperability including geospatial; DOI as the lead for the GeoPlatform; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as the lead for the National System for Geospatial Intelligence; and Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, having the requisite experience and authority.  The GIRA was developed under the auspices of the Program Manager-Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) and is intended to document geospatial and architecture policy alignment, references authoritative practices, and provides practical guidance tools including; templates, charters, exchange agreements, baseline requirements matrices, and architecture artifacts.

4 OMB Collaborative Planning Architecture Framework
GIRA: Background & Purpose Federal Enterprise Architecture Guidance Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) OMB Collaborative Planning Methodology (CPM) IC Architecture Community Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Mapped to… Aligned with… Information Interoperability Framework (I2F) Input for… Templates for… ISE Architecture Community State, Local, Tribal FINAL 30 September 2010 DOJ Global Reference Architecture (GRA) IC Reference Models Compatible with… Audience: Executives Program Managers Audience: Executives Solution Architects Intent: Governance Guidance Practical Application Geospatial Interoperability Reference Architecture (GIRA) Data Aggregation Reference Architecture (DARA) IdAM Reference Architecture (IRA)

5 GIRA: Background & Purpose
The GIRA is intended to define a governance and oversight framework for executive leadership to manage program and acquisition decisions, and provide technical architecture guidance for managers and solution architects tasked to design and implement an interoperable geospatial solution. INTEROPERABILITY is the ability to transfer and use information in a uniform and efficient manner across multiple organizations and information technology systems.1/2 It is the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged. 3 Australian Information Interoperability Framework, 2006. U.S. Code, Title 44: Public Printing and Documents (2011) U.S.C. Title 44, Chap. 36, § 3601. IEEE Standard Computer Dictionary: A Compilation of IEEE Standard Computer Glossaries (New York, NY: 1990).

6 GIRA: Goals & Objectives
Define governance oversight considerations that should be taken to ensure consensus and responsible program management to meet mission objectives and drive cost efficiencies. Serve as a base-line target reference and identifies the necessary interoperability requirements within each of the key architecture elements (e.g., data, applications/services, infrastructure, security, standards and performance). Provide best practice implementation artifacts, interoperability standards, authoritative reference documentation, performance measures and procedural guidance. Provide sufficient technical details to serve as inputs for operational requirements documentation, engineering designs, contract and procurement language and related activities associated with implementing interoperable geospatial architectures. Align and conform to the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework v2, and The Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture.

7 Different things to different audiences…
GIRA: Goals & Objectives Different things to different audiences…

8 GIRA: Audience The GIRA is designed as an instructive guide for the three primary stakeholders; Executives, Program Managers, and Solution Architects. Executive Leadership: is the responsible authority for the Department or Agency’s policy, fiscal and human resource requirements for geospatial investments. Program Managers: are responsible for the operational implementation and oversight of geospatial capabilities to ensure they meet the functional mission requirements defined by the intended users. Solution Architects: are responsible for the integration, acquisition requirements, design/development of geospatial solutions in accordance with their respective organization’s enterprise architecture technical and management requirements. …across Federal, State, Local, Territorial and Tribal governments and private sector stakeholders.

9 GIRA: Audience

10 GIRA: Structure & Approach
Authoritative Referencing “The GIRA….advances the foundational work of several geospatial and architectural guidance initiatives. The GIRA is another in a series of geospatial and architecture guidance documents and will often direct the reader to elements of those foundational guidance materials that further geospatial system interoperability.” Geospatial A Geospatial Interoperability Reference Model (GIRM), Version 1.1, December 2003. Geospatial Profile, Version 1.1, January 27, 2006. Geospatial Profile of the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), Version 2.0, March 06, 2009. A Segment Architecture Analysis of the Geospatial Platform, Version 1.0, December 21, 2010. SDI Cookbook, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure, GSDIWiki, last modified June 5, 2014. Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS), Version 5.0, June 5, 2013. Architecture The Common Approach to Federal Enterprise Architecture, May 2, 2012. Federal Information Technology Shared Services Strategy, May 2, 2012. Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People, May 23, 2012. Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework, Version 2.0, January 29, 2013. Federal Shared Services Implementation Guide, April 16, 2013.

11 GIRA: Structure & Approach
Policy = 20% Process = 50% Products = 30% Approach: Instructive as opposed to high-level general reference FEAF & Collaborative Planning Methodology alignment Practical guidance tools including: Templates Charters Exchange Agreements Baseline Requirements Matrices Architecture Artifacts Performance Matrices   Structure: Executive Summary Overview Governance Business Reference Model Data Reference Model Application/Services Reference Model Infrastructure Reference Model Security Reference Model Appendices

12 - Adjudication: ~ Fall GIRA: Next Steps 1. ODNI / PM-ISE Review:
- Content accuracy - Comment Matrix – by August 15th comments received - Adjudication: ~ Fall ODNI / PM-ISE Pre-Pub Review: Across referenced Federal pre-pub offices Public Release: Winter 2014 PM-ISE website Federal CIO Council FGDC / GeoPlatform Others?

13 S&T Visionary Goals

14 Visionary Goals Screening at Speed: Matching the Pace of Life
Noninvasive screening at speed will provide for comprehensive threat protection while adapting security to the pace of life rather than life to security. Whether screening people, baggage or cargo, unobtrusive technologies and improved processes will enable the seamless detection of threats while respecting privacy, with minimal impact to the speed of travel and the pace of commerce. A Trusted Cyber Future: Protecting Privacy, Commerce, and Community In a future of increasing cyber connections, users will trust that infrastructure is resilient, information is protected, illegal use is deterred, and privacy is not compromised. Frictionless security will operate seamlessly in the background, based on self-detecting, self-protecting, and self-healing cyber critical infrastructure – all without disruption. Methodology: we got a digital download of all the ideas and comments and we sorted through for relevancy to our goal.

15 Visionary Goals Enable the Decision Maker: Providing Actionable Information Ahead of Incident Speed The decision maker has improved situational awareness and is better able to understand risks, weigh options, and take action – literally experience the information. The essential element to making informed decisions is access to timely, accurate, context-based information. Supported by new decision support, modeling and simulation systems, critical decisions can be made based on relevant information, transforming disparate data into proactive wisdom and ultimately improving operational effectiveness. Responder of the Future: Protected, Connected, and Fully Aware The responder of the future is threat-adaptive, able to respond to all dangers safely and effectively. Armed with comprehensive physical protection; interoperable, networked tools; technology-enhanced threat detection and mitigation capabilities; and timely, actionable information, the responder of the future will be able to serve more safely and effectively as an integral part of the nation’s resiliency. Methodology: we got a digital download of all the ideas and comments and we sorted through for relevancy to our goal.

16 Overview of Areas of Comment Online Assessment of the Discussion
Summary of Findings Overview of Areas of Comment Online Assessment of the Discussion Impact on Visionary Goal Language Other Takeaways Methodology: we got a digital download of all the ideas and comments and we sorted through for relevancy to our goal. Responder of the Future: Protected, Connected, and Fully Aware

17 Overview of Areas of Comment Online
Overall – 138 ideas posted, 308 comments, 1824 votes, 1297 users Goal 4 – 33 ideas posted, 66 comments No changes to Visionary Goal proposed Data informs current project work, potential collaborations “Create a device, set up quickly at the incident scene, that projects important data into the sky above first responders.” “Given the advent of "smart watches“… S&T could develop applications of this technology for first responders .” Some great ideas, comments, some outliers – “abolish S&T,” “arm the citizenry”

18 Assessment of the Discussion
Users gave feedback regardless of goal Vendors hawked their products Emerging themes: Analysis/Big Data “There is a significant need to explore the use of technology in data collection and analysis and then to use the findings in first responder training and operations…” - USFA Admin. Mitchell UAV/Light Aircraft Mobile Data Access & Identification App development/standards Protection from Wildfires Use of 3D Printers Sensors/Wearables Install RFID chips inside responders LE officers could be monitored remotely Use to access intelligence information Mounted camera for photo/video Gyroscope/Compass/GIS “If there had been such a [sensor] device during the Michael Brown shooting…. it may not have happened.”

19 Impact on Visionary Goal Language
Feedback doesn’t suggest changes to Visionary language Respondents focused on near-term R&D timeframe; did not challenge Goals Outreach to Industry could better emphasize Visionary “future” Goal 3: Strengthen the Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responders’ capabilities to protect the homeland and respond to disasters “It seems to me that… S&T should have some overarching project goals .” When promoting these goals to Industry we need to stress the futuristic nature of the goal and the research timeline ( years out)

20 Other Takeaways Opportunities for collaboration across S&T
Opportunities to develop technology for multiple stakeholders / purposes S&T Technology doesn’t always get filtered down to the components Hard for respondents to look past 3-5 year R&D horizon Lack of understanding regarding S&T mission Vigorous conversation amongst commenters indicates momentum for continued feedback on goals Ideascale is a good tool, with clear instructions, questions and expected outcomes Feedback seemed to suggest that some current S&T projects could be used in the first responder arena even though they aren’t currently thought of that way, UAVs for example, could be used to locate disaster survivors, etc. Several commenters said they don’t feel S&T is filtering down its information and its transitioned technology to the components, FPS for example. Respondents had trouble seeing too far past current capabilities gaps. It’s the same problem we ran into with PPE of the future. Many respondents didn’t fully understand what even is or does.


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