NCOIC demonstrates cloud computing infrastructure

NCOIC demonstrates cloud computing infrastructure

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US: An open cloud computing infrastructure for geospatial information to help emergency responders in a disaster is being tested by a government-industry team. The real-time simulation test by six members of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) is being conducted for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and is using unclassified NGA information depicting a global, multidisciplinary response similar to the one that took place after the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

An open cloud computing infrastructure for geospatial information to help emergency responders in a disaster is being tested by a government-industry team. “The companies participating in NCOIC”s disaster-response simulation are willing to come together and share their expertise and applications to solve technological challenges and potentially save time, dollars and lives.

NCOIC said the test is to confirm interoperability and demonstrate different technologies and data sources supporting a unified international disaster response.

“The companies participating in NCOIC”s disaster-response simulation are willing to come together and share their expertise and applications to solve technological challenges and potentially save time, dollars and lives. Their work on behalf of the NGA will ultimately result in a process to enable a government or agency to rapidly assemble a collaborative, cloud environment for providers and consumers of data in the event of a major disaster or other complex, global operation,” said Tip Slater, NCOIC director of business development.

Science: Upi