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Mobile Emergency Operations Center. “EOC in-a-box”. Presented by: Dr. Steven G. Sachs, VP of Instructional and Information Technology Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services. Northern Virginia community college.

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mobile emergency operations center
Mobile Emergency Operations Center

“EOC in-a-box”

Presented by:

Dr. Steven G. Sachs, VP of Instructional and Information Technology

Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management

Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services

northern virginia community college
Northern Virginia community college

1,300 square mile service area

2 million residents

6 Campuses + 3 Centers

Presented by:

Dr. Steven G. Sachs, VP of Instructional and Information Technology

our need

A means to rapidly create an EOC anywhere or anytime without having to cannibalize or scavenge for equipment.

(Targeted to anticipated events or disaster recovery operations.)

Our need…..

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Dr. Steven G. Sachs, VP of Instructional and Information Technology

issues

Portable or Permanent EOC

How to Store EOC Equipment

Where to Store EOC Cases

How to Transport the EOC

How to Keep Software Up To Date

How to Test the EOC

How to Keep the Equipment Current

How to Insure Staff is Trained

Issues

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Dr. Steven G. Sachs, VP of Instructional and Information Technology

why eoc in a box

Easy to move between campuses.

Simple and quick to deploy.

Can be setup on or off-campus.

Why “EOC in-a-box” ?

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Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management

what s in the kit

10 Laptops and 10 MacBooks

What’s in the kit?

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Network Switches and Routers

What’s In the Kit?

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A Printer, Projector, Flipchart and Elec Whiteboard

What’s In The Kit?

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Emergency Mobile Phones

Cellular Repeater

What’s In The Kit?

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A Battery Backup for the Networking Equipment

Other Accessories – From a Digital Video Camera to Paper for the Printer!

What’s in the kit?

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Last But Certainly Not Least – The Manual!

Contains: Instructions, Checklists and Inventory

What’s In The Kit

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$29,800

each

$16,600 without the Macbooks

Cost

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when not in use

When the kit is not in use, every piece of equipment fits nicely in weather-resistant, shock-proof carrying cases.

When Not In Use…

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Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management

not in the boxes

Satellite Phone

    • Limited windows of service and too many restrictions due to the satellite orbits.
  • Police Radio (or Scanner)
    • Most of your average users wouldn’t understand the majority of the radio traffic.
  • Generator
    • If there is no power at the site, it doesn’t make sense to use that site as an EOC. Storage and fuel also are an issue.
  • MacBooks Are Optional
    • We chose to include MacBooks as an alternative Operating System in the event of a malicious software attack.
Not in the Boxes

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Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management

easy to deploy

The Kits Can be Wheeled Anywhere

Easy to Deploy

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Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management

deployment excercises

We Test, Charge, Inventory and Update Each Kit On A Regular Basis

Deployment Excercises

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Aaron M. Raffle, Director of IT Project Management

connectivity
Connectivity
  • We use a Linksys Wireless router/firewall and a Linksys Switch to provide connectivity.
  • All Laptops MacBooks and Printer are set to pick up a 192.X.X.X IP from our Linksys router.
  • The Local printer is
  • configured with a static
  • address so all laptops
  • can see it.

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Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services

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WiPortCradlePoint wireless access point and a Sprint Novatel Wireless card provide 802.11 wireless connections to all laptops.

Connectivity

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Sprint Air Cards can be used on either of the laptops to allow free movement.

A Sprint Air Card connected to the laptop labeled “Internet Connection Sharing” will allow all the other PC laptops to share its Internet connection using Microsoft’s “ICS”.

Connectivity

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Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services

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Each kit has 5 Emergency Sprint Cell phones tagged with emergency classification to allow them priority access to the cell network

Connectivity
  • We have a Sprint Cell phone signal boaster to allow all the phones in a given area additional signal

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Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services

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All the laptops and Mac books are preloaded with all the college software.

    • MS Office
    • Cisco VPN
    • Cisco SoftPhone
    • MS Terminal Server
    • IE or Safari preloaded with shortcuts of all related site
    • TCP3270 Software for Mainframe access
Connectivity

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Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services

more information

www.nvcc.edu/technology/presentations

More information

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Allen D. Sinner, Director of IT Support Services

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