Public Safety and Emergency Management Communications Ontology

June, 2017
IDA document: D-8583
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Serena Chan, Brian A. Haugh, Francisco L. Loaiza-Lemos, Steven P. Wartik See more authors
This document reports on work done by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) for the Office of the Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers and Information Infrastructure Capabilities (C4&IIC), Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO). The objective of this project is to assess the current state of communications interoperability between DoD public safety and emergency management (PS/EM) entities and U.S. civilian PS/EM entities and how that is likely to change as the next generation of public safety information systems is implemented across the nation. This white paper addresses the development of a formal semantic information model (ontology) for PS/EM information products.