US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU)
USACE- Civil Military Emergency Preparedness
Full time support contractor ( Aug 2009- present)
- TH&A personnel are working for GC Associates to support a series of stability operations efforts that involves building the capacity of nations as they develop emergency management and disaster response efforts.
US Army Corps of Engineers
SETA Contractor (May 2009-Aug 2009)
- Working with MPRI (an L3 company), TH&A offered consulting to USACE Research and Development on the Afghanistan Sustainable Infrastructure Program (ASIP). This project focuses on uses a more comprehensive approach to the management of infrastructure projects by involving local and regional stakeholders in the decision making process.
USAID Afghan-Pakistan Task Force, in Kabul Afghanistan
Joint Civ-Mil Management Information System (JMIS) and GIS Consultant (Feb-Apr 2009)
- TH&A personnel were specifically asked to assist the civil-military coordination effort by evaluating several technologies used in Afghanistan for information management options. I complete assessment of systems and recommendations for a comprehensive system were given.
US Army Corps of Engineers
SETA Contractor (July 2008-Nov 2008)
- GeoTech Worldwide are now sub-contracted to Chenega Federal Systems to act as SETA (Scientific/Engineering Technical Advisor) contractor to the US Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Engineering Center (TEC). The project of focus is MapHT, a JCTD project aimed at developing a stand alone toolkit to collect/visualize socio-cultural info in geospatial and social network contexts. This application will ulitmately develop superior knowledge of human terrain to improve the warfighter’s effectiveness. Our staff have recently developed a basic information document on the DOD MIL-STD-2525B&C for reference in the future.
Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Committee (ADSIC)
Spatial Data Infrastructure Community Development and Consulting (April 2008-June 2008)
- TH&A have been contracted to help with the development of the Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Abu Dhabi Emirate in UAE. This project includes coordinating with government agencies and departments to assist with the organization of data and the development of a solid resource for future geospatial analysis. Our team is helping this effort on location from Abu Dhabi and from Washington DC as a sub-contractor to GPC, Geographic Planning Collaborative, Inc.
US Army South
Emergency Response Web-Based Application Consultation in El Salvador (March 2008)
- T Hill & Associates were asked to consult on the use and future development of the WebEOC Emergency Management web-based application that is being used in Central America. US Army South are organizing an international exercise that will execute in May 08 (FA HUM) and our team was asked to travel to San Salvador to review the needs for a technology solution and offer options for the future use of the WebEOC application. TH&A personnel lead meetings and developed an attainable plan to move the web-based application towards a usable format for the upcoming exercise, and for use in future emergency response efforts.
USAID Afghanistan, - Contract renewal!!
Information Management, GIS and Interagency Cooperation (Apr 2007 - Feb 2008)
- T Hill & Associates (TH&A) have been asked to continue the work from last year with another contractor supporting the USAID Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan to continue support the development of website, Information Management and GIS projects. TH&A offer an executive view of technology projects and develop practical solutions to keep efforts moving forward towards attainable goals.
US Army Corps Of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
Emergency Management and GIS (Oct 2006- Sept 2007)
- TH&A has joined with prime contractor Logos Technologies, Inc. to support the US Army Corps of Engineers personnel with geospatial and emergency management knowledge. This project focuses on preparing nations in Central and
South America for disasters by using a web-based program that works as a Civil Emergency Management System (CIMS) in Emergency Operations Centers. The team of GIS, database and web developers are working with the data collection and information management techniques that are being used by these countries to develop the project so that the local methods are supported. The end result will be a program that works between the CIMS software and a web mapping service to share information between organizations that are responding to a disaster.
Office IT & Geospatial Design plus ongoing Management (Nov 2003- Nov 2007)
- Working as a sub-contractor to STG, Inc., TH&A have been an integral part of this Unit's development for three years. Responsibilities include complete development, coordination and implementation of information technology (IT) for an inter-agency office at the State Department Unit. Efforts include executive management of Information Technology (IT), communications, Internet, and Geospatial efforts while organizing and implementing appropriate network solutions that fit with the policies and procedures of the agency.
Specific concentration on GIS software discovery and implementation.
-Remote Sensing technology research and implementation
-Internet mapping research and development
-Satellite Communications system design and setup
-Inter-agency exercise technology support
-Information Communications Technology (ICT) research and inter-agency coordination
-Support on technology efforts to the US Embassy and overall US Government Mission in
Iraq, Mail and
-Coordination of Geospatial efforts with the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and
Research Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (INR/GGI).
-Outreach leader to NASA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Office of
the Assistant Secretary of Defense Networks and Information Integration (OASD/NII) and
the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Information Management, GIS and Interagency Cooperation (Feb 2006- Nov 2006)
- On this project TH&A have been hired to assist the USAID MIssion in Kabul Afghanistan by performing an assessment of the existing geospatial information management systems being implemented by USAID Afghanistan and its implications for the development of a strategic information management capability within USAID/Afghanistan. Through three trips to Afghanistan, TH&A performed research into interagency efforts in Kabul, Afghanistan with the USAID Mission and their partners the United Nations, the US Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan and Washington, the NATO led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and several other NGOs and Afghan Government offices. Deliverables include process methods, geospatial setup and information system recommendations.
USAID Asia and the Near East Bureau
MIS/GIS Web-based Information Management and Mapping (Oct 2005- Sept 2006)
- This project included working with the prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton as a Subject Matter Expert on several tasks. The objective of the MIS/GIS Pilot demonstration for the USAID ANE Bureau is to use a good business approach to determining the needs for a Bureau-wide geospatially enabled information management system and identifying several technical options that could meet these needs. Specific responsibilities by TH&A included helping to drive meetings in the Needs Assessment phase at various offices in Washington DC, as well as at USAID Missions in the Philippines, Bangladesh and
Afghanistan. TH&A also played a significant role in the Standards and Interoperability Tasks, Development and Design Task, as well as the Project Management Plan development.
Emergency Management Exercise Mapping and Analysis (Apr 2004)
- TH&A were hired to created supporting maps for an emergency management and response exercise that was executed in the National Capital Region. Personnel at TH&A used their understanding of the emergency management community to create an effective analysis of a terrorist attack and critical infrastructure that would be affected. Several mapping analysis were made to assist the exercise planners and participants with an understanding of the possible affects of a disaster.
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