The purpose of the Discussion Board is to allow students to learn through sharing ideas and experiences as they relate to course content and the DB question. Because it is not possible to engage in two-way dialogue after a conversation has ended, no posts to the DB will be accepted after the end of each unit.
This week you were introduced to the criticality of interoperability in crisis response and homeland security operations.
In 5–6 paragraphs, address the following:
What do you think makes this concept so crucial, both in a practical and a symbolic sense? Explain.
Describe in detail one real-world or hypothetical scenario where interoperability communications were not achieved but were necessary.
What might be the consequences of this failure? Explain in detail.
Did the lack of interoperability significantly impact the outcome, in your estimation? Why or why not?
What recommendations would you provide to overcome this lack of interoperability for those involved in the scenario or other crisis responders?
Your recommendations can be your own, drawn from other sources where properly cited, or a combination of these.
The term and concept of interoperability often evokes its application for communications equipment, policies, protocols, and capabilities. But what other activities, arenas, or capabilities might be improved or rely heavily upon interoperability?
Post a new topic to the Discussion Board that contains your responses to the above questions.
Comment on at least 2 other students’ posts.
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least two other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.