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Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN) Web Services

Disaster Management Open Platform for Emergency Networks (DM-OPEN) was created to establish information exchange and collaboration between existing emergency preparedness information systems.

DM-OPEN is a non-proprietary operational interoperability backbone that provides a set of non-proprietary "level playing field" web services designed to enable disparate third-party applications, systems, networks and devices to share information using open, freely available interoperability standards.

As Federal infrastructure, DM-OPEN is designed to support the delivery of real-time data and situational awareness to public emergency responders in the field, at operation centers and across all levels of response management.

DM-OPEN also serves as a test bed to facilitate the development of open, non- proprietary consensus standards that support interoperable information sharing for the emergency responder community. Included in this section: