CoreStreet announced that its CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution will be used during FEMA’s “Spring Ahead” demonstration, taking place the week of May 18. The purpose of the demonstration is to showcase FIPS 201 interoperability, with credentials issued from multiple jurisdictions utilizing the same technology as recommended in the draft National Incident Management System Credentialing Guideline.
Coordinated through FEMA, the “Spring Ahead” demonstration will involve federal, state, local and private sector National Response Framework, National Infrastructure Protection Plan and National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan stakeholders. “Spring Ahead” will include the electronic validation of federal agency-issued FIPS 201 compliant and state/local government issued FIPS 201 interoperable credentials for risk mitigation and human resource situational awareness across more than 30 organizations in 20 locations throughout the United States.
Spring Ahead will consist of eight scenarios and demonstrate the relocation of essential government personnel via air, water, and land assets; Federal and Mutual Aid Emergency Response Official (F/ERO) deployment information assurance; the issuance of “just-in-time” credentials for emergency response officials who deploy to the scene of an incident without their credentials; F/ERO smart phone application proof-of-concept: routine and emergency access to seaports using the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs); Federal and mutual aid out-of-area ingress for disaster response; FIPS 201 migration technology; and citizen evacuation, post-disaster re-entry, and sheltering-in-place.
The CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution enables parties to control access to any site by authenticating and validating the identities and privileges of individuals wishing to enter an area, even in the worst case scenarios of communication blackouts and lights out situations.
Through the use of server software and software for handheld devices, the CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution facilitates delivery of emergency response official attributes, without any personally identifiable information. This enables incident command to utilize any individual from the emergency response community immediately on scene without requiring a persistent connection to a data source, and this even for personnel from across state borders in mutual aid scenarios.