Emergency Managment Community Likes Multnomah's "Bridge" Application

The new generation “Common Operating Picture” (COP) applications are making the long-promised possibility of effectively integrated data and well-informed response teams a reality.  Multnomah County, Oregon (Portland area) was selected by the Department of Homeland Security’s Virtual USA program to develop a COP prototype for Oregon.  The resulting “VENOM” application (which was recently redubbed “Bridge”) has helped to set some new standards in supporting network awareness and a more cohesive and well-informed response team for emergencies.   Our crew has enjoyed the opportunity to partner with the County on this project.