The Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level (HIFLD) Subcommittee develops, promotes, and executes a coordinated strategy for acquisition or development of homeland infrastructure geospatial information for Federal agencies while creating and utilizing partnerships with State, Tribal, territorial, local, and private organizations. The subcommittee serves as a focal point to coordinate homeland infrastructure geospatial information requirements among Federal, State, Tribal, territorial, local, and private organizations and to ensure coverage of homeland infrastructure geospatial information for all States, territories, and possessions. Learn more

The subcommittee is supported by a HIFLD Program Management Group, which is composed of the following organizations: DHS Geospatial Management Office, DOI Office of the Geospatial Information Officer, FEMA, National Protection and Programs Directorate, NGA, and U.S. Department of Defense Office (DOD) of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs (OASD–HD&ASA).

Recent accomplishments

FY 2015 Accomplishments

The subcommittee’s accomplishments for 2015 include the following:

  • The subcommittee coordinated the production and dissemination of the 2015 release of Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) data products and Web services.
  • The subcommittee extended new memberships to the NSGIC, National Capital Regional Planning Committee, and USPS to enable them to provide input on the strategic direction of HIFLD and ensure their feedback is incorporated in the Common Operating Data requirements management process.
  • The Program Management Group launched a Data Licensing Tiger Team to examine the release of HSIP data layers to resolve access challenges faced by HSIP consumers. This ongoing effort will result in increased community access for select HSIP datasets via their hosting on the Federal Geospatial Platform.
  • The legacy HIFLD Web site, which serves as a secure online community for over 6,000 users, was successfully transitioned to the DHS Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII) environment. The HIFLD user base can now access HSIP data alongside supporting GII resources. The subcommittee conducted a series of outreach events via live webinars to assist the user base in acquiring Homeland Security Information Network credentials.
  • The Common Operational Data Management Plan was established to formalize the adjudication process for new datasets based on the A–16 Portfolio management. The subcommittee applied intake criteria from the Plan to assess the Defense Industrial Base submitted by the Industrial Analysis Center.
  • Subcommittee representatives participated in outreach events, including the Licensed Data Forum facilitated by MAPPS, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation conference, and the NAPSG Homeland Security Summit to address data needs and access challenges facing users from diverse stakeholder groups. The subcommittee briefed the HIFLD community regarding its 2015 roadmap at the Esri Federal Users Conference and participated in a series of meetings with fusion center representatives at the Esri National Security Summit and Users Conference. The subcommittee regularly performed HSIP demonstrations to working groups and stakeholders at multiple levels of government, including the Louisiana State Emergency Management Office.

Activity Reports

The HIFLD Subcommittee provides progress reports to the FGDC Coordination Group. These reports contain the most current updates on the activities of the subcommittee.

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