Rapid Scenario Training and Evaluation for Responders (RaSTER) Tool

Period of Performance: 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Space and Defense Systems Inc.
1925 Isaac Newton Sq E, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20190
Principal Investigator
Firm POC


Continuity Solutions (CS), LLC. proposes to apply our experience and capability in developing scenario scripting tools for training to ensure the Department of Homeland Security is prepared to decisively perform in demanding situations. CS proposes a holistic, easy-to-use approach to comprehend and evaluate emergency preparedness requirements and associated responses. Our approach extends the traditional table-top paradigm by allowing rapid integration of capabilities beyond organic facilities, personnel, and supply chains. CS proposes to develop a system that will: Apply an intuitive user interface to rapidly develop scripted scenarios to train emergency responders; Link diverse functions, infrastructures and entities internal and external to the DHS chain of responsibility; Create a state-of-the-art Web Services Oriented Architecture allowing web based collaboration and participation; Coherently inter-link data across diverse issues, infrastructure and functions; Leverage state of the art advances in architectural modeling and simulation.