Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DHS S&T First Responders Community of Practice ICR

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) published their initial 60-day information collection request (ICR) in today’s Federal Register for a new program they plan to establish, the First Responders Community of Practice. This program is being designed to provide “a collaborative environment for the first responder community to share information, best practices, and lessons learned” (76 FR 11254).

OMB approval of the ICR would allow S&T to collect registration information to allow them to limit participation in the program to first responders and selected non-first responders. Participating on-line members of this community would be able to “create wikis, discussion threads, blogs, documents, etc., allowing them to enter and upload content in accordance with the site’s Rules of Behavior”.

Public comments on this ICR are being solicited. They should be submitted by May 2nd, 2011. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (www.Regulations.gov) using docket number DHS-2011-0008.

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