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The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking incident command platforms and interfaces to allow first responders to interact with and leverage a variety of data feeds in effective decision making during an event.

NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR), housed within the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), functions as the primary federal laboratory conducting research, development, testing, and evaluation for public safety communications technologies.

They are interested in identifying incident command platform technologies available today for pre-planning, active incident management, and/or after-action reporting, with a preference to focus on the active management of events.

Technologies of interest are likely to be internet/web based, mobile/tablet, or VR and AR solutions. Additionally, information about the backend connections, APIs, or systems they are able to interconnect with today (e.g., electronic patient care record) would be beneficial.


Solutions should:

  • Be applicable/accessible to all emergency services (police/fire/paramedics).
  • Provide a centralized platform for decision-making in an event incorporating features such as computer aided dispatch, resource management, mutual aid, training integration.
  • Display information from multiple different data sources in an easily accessible dashboard or feed. Data sources may include CCTV, body worn cameras, GPS, IoT sensors, local social media, meteorological data, etc.

Open to cloud based or on-premise solutions.

Possible Solution Areas

include (but are not limited to):

  • Internet/Web-based software platforms
  • Tablet/app-based platforms
  • VR/AR hardware
  • Software to consolidate different data feeds


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