Banyan Analytics Contributes to Incident Command System Guidebook

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Falls Church, VA—   Principal Analyst, Frances Veasey, Deputy Director of Banyan Analytics, contributed to a recently published Incident Command System (ICS) Guidebook. The publication is the first comprehensive ICS guidebook released in Japan. Veasey co-authored a chapter explaining current U.S. practices in using military resources during disaster responses. The chapter addresses military integration at the field and headquarters levels, and details differences between the National Guard and Federal military and the roles they play in responding to disasters, as well as the different authorities they can be activated under. This chapter was informed by Veasey’s work for FEMA as well as her seven years of experience as a lead exercise planner for the National Guard Bureau and U.S. Northern Command’s regional all-hazards exercise program, VIGILANT GUARD.

The ICS Guidebook is sponsored by the International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR) which is funded by the S&R Foundation, and was developed in cooperation with the Japan Medical Association, the Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and the International Association of Emergency Managers. ICS is a management system with principles that can be applied to a broad spectrum of incidents including a local fire, a regional flood, and national and international disasters. ICS helps responders integrate disaster response efforts to achieve efficient and effective response. The ICS Guidebook will be distributed to firefighters, emergency managers, and other interested parties throughout Japan.

Banyan Analytics is an institute focused on the Asia-Pacific region. The institute uses analysis to inform decisions that shape the Nation’s role in the Asia-Pacific, aiding the U.S. government with the implementation of programs and initiatives involved in regional engagement efforts. The institute is a valuable partner to government offices and other organizations that operate in the Asia-Pacific, leveraging over five decades of ANSER experience supporting the U.S. government with objective research and analysis in addressing challenges that are inherent in coordinating and executing complex initiatives.

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Analytic Services is a not-for-profit public-service institute dedicated to informing decisions that shape the nation’s future. It provides objective studies and analyses to the national security, homeland security, and other select public policy communities. Capabilities are delivered through our ANSER operating unit, the Applied Systems Thinking (ASysT) Institute, Banyan Analytics, and the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security.

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