Interoperate, collaborate, validate
The reality of emergency management today places multi-agency collaboration at the forefront of any response and highlights the need for an interoperable approach to planning, testing, and validating response strategies. Through the CAE EM-Sim program, CAE applies a structured framework for defining multi-agency response strategies and creates a simulation environment for testing their effectiveness.
A structured approach to planning
CAE offers a structured approach to planning and analyzing strategies for multi-agency collaboration. Our all-agency methodology analyzes the relationships between response organizations from the frontline, municipal level responders, through provincial and state level agencies, to national and international level organizations. The EM-Sim environment is developed based on an organizational analysis using our Capability Engineering and Design Approach™ (CEDA).
An environment for multi-agency collaboration
In order to explore interagency interoperability, the emergency management capability is brought to life in a simulation environment. Through technology programs like CAE C2-Sim, CAE is integrating simulation with operational, GIS-based systems that command staff use every day. The simulation engine allows commanders to run scenarios for planning, analysis, and training within their own command environment, using the interfaces they are already accustomed to. They can run scenarios and deploy virtual teams to test the effectiveness of major event and incident response plans, their team resourcing strategies, and equipment options.
Value-focused metrics for analysis
The results of simulation-based planning exercises can be easily translated into data for analysis. The effectiveness of the alternative strategies can be measured based on values, priorities, and business rules set out by the organization.