Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
DOT gets HIP
Monday - 11/3/2008, 6:48am EST
The Department of Transportation has unveiled an internet portal which, when complete, will help safeguard the shipping of the nation's hazardous materials.
Carl Johnson is head of DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
In an effort to tie together voluminous, and often unwieldy databases for the numerous modes of transport for hazardous materials, or hazmat, his agency has put together "The DOT Multimodal Hazmat Intelligence Portal" -- or HIP, for short.
What reporters saw in a briefing at DOT headquarters last Friday was the first phase of HIP, according to Ted Wilkie, Associate Administrator in the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.
"It will give our investigators, our policy analysts, our data analysts, access to this data without having to be experts in databases," says Wilkie.
HIP was developed for DOT by Oracle and Guident Technologies, with help from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration.
The HIP portal includes incident data from 25 different databases, including the DOT Hazmat Information System, the Motor Carrier Management Information System for Trucks, and the Coast Guard's Maritime Shipper Penalties System.
Wilkie also said that the future of HIP might also include the needs of journalists, who often need accurate and timely information to inform the public during hazmat emergencies.
On the Web:
(Copyright 2008 by FederalNewsRadio.com. All Rights Reserved.)