Homeland Security Working Group

Past Working Group This working group's activities have ended.

The Homeland Security Working Group (charter) (fact sheet) ensures that the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) supports the preparation for, prevention of, protection against, response to, and recovery from (1) threats to the nation's population centers and critical infrastructures that are of terrorist, criminal, accidental, or natural origin and (2) related adverse events.

The working group has regular participation from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, the Interior, and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Capital Planning Commission, and Tennessee Valley Authority, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, and the National States Geographic Information Council.

The 2009 HSWG work plan  [PDF] has more information.


DHS Geospatial Data Model

The DHS Geospatial Data Model is available for review. Please visit the review page to download the model and for instructions on submitting comments.

Most of the work is accomplished through the following Subgroups:

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