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A brief introduction to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS)

Author(s):

H. Michael Rauscher

Year:

2014

Publication type:

Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 208 p

Description

The last decade saw a dramatic proliferation of software systems intended to help fire and fuels managers in the United States. Funding for these software systems came from a variety of sources without any central control or vision. A governance process with stated requirements on how to transition a research-grade software application to an operationally ready one was never created. This resulted in a fuels management environment with numerous, fragmented, stand-alone tools; system and data access issues; decentralized planning and support; minimal security; and ad-hoc training

Citation

Rauscher, H. Michael; Drury, Stacy A. 2014. A brief introduction to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS). In: Waldrop, Thomas A., ed. Proceedings, Wildland fire in the Appalachians: discussions among fire managers and scientists. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 141–142.

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