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Web-based tool will aid emergency and public safety efforts

This summer, the City of Angels will have an archangel watching over it. Los Angeles officials plan to implement a Web-based information collection and analysis system that will provide emergency officials and field commanders with details about facilities’ vulnerabilities and protection plans. The information collected by the system, known as Operation Archangel, could include everything from contact information to building plans to maps showing a facility’s relationship with other critical assets, officials said. Operation Archangel won Federal Computer Week’s 2005 Monticello award. A $3 million Justice Department grant initially funded the intergovernmental system. From the program’s beginning, the city and county of Los Angeles, the California Office of Homeland Security, and the federal Homeland Security Department have partnered to support it. Full Story

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