Subcommittee CONVERGENT

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All EMI SIG members can join any EMI SIG Subcommittee to participate in teleconferences, share best practices and contribute to the important work of fostering excellence in emergency management. 

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Continuity of Operations
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
No October telecon in lieu of ​COOP Fall Workshop - October 23-25
Idaho National Lab
  
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
COOP Fall Workshop focus will be to educate attendees on cybersecurity threats, impacts, realities and the COOP-cyber connection
 
Collaboration:
Registration is open on the COOP SharePoint site until October 1st.
 
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DOE Meteorological Coordinating Council
 
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
November 13, 2018  (Tuesday, at 12:30pm Eastern)
​​Reoccurs every 3rd Tuesday of every other month (same time)
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
  • September 25th WebEx teleconference to discuss effects of hurricane Florence
  • Nuclear Utility Meteorological Data Users Group (NUMUG) conference to be held in Las Vegas NV 17-19 October, 2018
​Collaboration:
Chair is looking into meteorological site assist visits (coordinated site visits for information sharing and  best practices)
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Emergency Public Information
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (11:00pm Eastern)
Reoccurs every 3rd Tuesday of every 3rd month (same time)
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
Collaboration:
 
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Emergency Readiness Assurance
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (3:00pm Eastern)
Reoccurs every 2nd Tuesday of every month (same time)
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
Completed ERA-related CRAD reviews plus additional reviews requested by the CRAD team
Collaboration:
ERASC conducted six CRAD review telecons. Great collaboration! Way to go!
 
 
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First and Field Responders
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
November 17, 2018 - 1:00 MST/3:00 EST
Reoccurs every 3rd Wednesday of every month (same time)
Items of Interest:
FFRSC has formed a working group to look at Field and First Responder training initiatives
Collaboration:
 
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Subcommittee for Emergency Management Planners
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2 PM MDT (4 PM EST)
 
Items of Interest:
Jesse Sievers (LANL) has been appointed by the EMI SIG Steering Committee to serve as the Interim Chair with the support of Amity Hahn (Pantex) and Amy Muro (LLNL) as Interim Co-Chairs
Collaboration:
SEMPER is OPEN TO ALL DOE/NNSA federal and contractor employees that have responsibilities related to, or simply an interest in, emergency management planning
 
Key Focus Areas for 2018-2019 will be Site-level All-Hazards Emergency Management Plans, Protective Actions Procedures, Accountability Procedures, Document Control and Emergency Management Interface
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Subcommittee for Emergency Management Technologies
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
November 4, 2018 (Wednesday, at 2:00 pm Eastern
Reoccurs every 3rd Wednesday of every other month (same time)
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
  • "EOC in a Box" Project Chair - Jamie Harrison consolidating emergency management white boards for best practices
  • "Employee Accountability" Project Chair - Ray Baez consolidating best practices software and equipment
Collaboration:
Seeking counter Unmanned Areal Vehicle (UAV) and counter UAV program best practices
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Subcommittee on Technical Analysis and Response Support
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
November 15, 2018 (Thursday, at 1:00pm Eastern)
Reoccurs every 3rd Thursday of every other month (same time)
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
  • SharePoint consolidation and updates are still in progress
  • Derrick Seiner is consolidating samples for the chemical screening group's repository 
  • NARAC training coming up the first week of November

Collaboration:
Looking for new chair for the Consequences Assessment Modeling Group
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Training and Drills
 
Upcoming Teleconference:
October 16, 2018 - 11:00 MST/1:00 EST
Reoccurs every 3rd Tuesday of every other month (same time)
Items of Interest (Products, Projects, News, etc.):
T&DSC telecons have been moved to the third Tuesday every other month. Time has changed to 11:00 MST/ 1:00
Collaboration:
​T&DSC will review/revise existing on-line training course(s) prior to migration to the new DOE LMS. If you would like to be part of this review, contact Vickie Pleau.
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