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Critical Infrastructure Protection

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Challenge: 

The Transportation Critical Infrastructure Sector includes Highway Infrastructure encompassing nearly 4 million miles of roadway, almost 600,000 bridges, and some 400 tunnels in 35 states.

Solution: 

INDUS developed the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) geographical information system, a collection of bridge inspection information and unit costs associated with bridge replacements and rehabilitation. 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Challenge: 

To provide Customs & Border Protection with a comprehensive spatial picture that is integrated with other records to form high-quality, geointelligence to share with other federal, state, and local agencies to coordinate responses.

Solution: 

INDUS tested and procured the appropriate GPS units and developed a “Data Dictionary” to ensure consistent data collection. INDUS developed the curriculum and trained Agents gathering data for the Pilot project when they were issued a standard kit of equipment. The INDUS support team enabled integration of photographs, spatial (location coordinates) and attribute information, and notes that would enable later linking of the images to GPS positions on a desktop GIS map display.

Department of Homeland Security

Challenge: 

Provide Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emergency managers with seamless data to enhance situational awareness during all-hazards mission and activity planning and 24 hour disaster response.

Solution: 

INDUS provided GIS Analysts as part of Quick Response Teams (QRTs) to Disaster Field Offices (DFOs) for rapid deployments, often within 24-48 hours. INDUS’s on-site GIS Analysts provide advanced geospatial systems that enable real-time, enhanced imagery, and map generation to assist DFOs 24 hours a day. INDUS GIS Analysts have provided support during disasters, such as Space Shuttle Columbia, Hurricanes Katrina and Isabel, Tropical Storm Isidore, the earthquake in Alaska, wildfires in Arizona and California, tornadoes in Maryland and Minnesota, and various flood situations.

INDUS maintains a set of GIS suites consisting of servers, workstations, printers, and plotters, and provides a network engineer to set up the suites at DFOs and inspect the suites upon their return. INDUS is also responsible for upgrading the suites and repairing any damage sustained during shipping to or from use at DFOs.