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SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency Radio Program SHARES Overview Briefing Office Of The Manager, National Communications System (OMNCS) 701 South Court House Road Arlington, Virginia 22204 -2198 Presenter: Mr. John Peterson jpeterson@shareshf. com SHARES Program Office Mr. Larry Hazzard larry. hazzard@dhs. gov
Description SHARES combines existing High Frequency (HF) assets from 96 Federal, state, and industry organizations into a single emergency voice and data message handling network, totaling 1351 members, supporting national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP).
SHARES Concept of Operations SHARES STATION Y ELA HF R AGENCY A MSG Addressee AGENCY C AGENCY A MSG Originator SHARES Station T C HF DIRE AGENCY B SHARES Station SHARES STATION
Operations SHARES Availability: Always available, 24/7 Any SHARES station can declare an emergency at any time Criteria For Emergency Use: No other means of communication readily available Supports NS/EP traffic requirements (Executive Order 12472) Preservation of life or protection of property Non-interfering basis
SHARES HF Radio Program Resource Contributors 1 ST USA 193 RTI 44 MEDCOM 789 COMM SQ AF AUX-CAP AF MARS AFRES AFMESA AK EOC AL EOC ARC ARMY MARS AT&T BELL SOUTH CA EOC CBP CINTI BELL CO EOC CT EOC DC MWAA DEA DHS DISA DLA DOE DOI DOMS DOT EPA FAA FBI FCC FEMA FL EOC FORSCOM GA EOC GSA HHS HQ 114 TH SIG BN IA EOC ID EOC IL EOC IN EOC LA EOC MARAD MD EOC ME EOC MITRE MO EOC MT EOC MWTC NAOC NASA NAT GUARD NCC-HF NCS AUX-HF NCS RM-HF ND EOC NDMS NE EOC NETCOM/9 ASC NH EOC NM EOC N-MC MARS NRL NTIA NV EOC NY EOC OK EOC OR EOC PA EOC QWEST SBC SC EOC SD EOC SPAWARSYSCEN TN EOC TREASURY US&R USACE USAMC USCG USDA USTRANSCOM UT EOC VA VA EOC VERIZON WA EOC WI EOC WV EOC WY EOC
SHARES Readiness / Training Weekly SHARES Net National Exercises Regional Exercises Agency Support Exercises
SHARES HF Radio Program On Air Operations Hurricane Rita (September 2005) Hurricane Katrina (Aug-Sep 2005) Hurricane Dennis (July 2005) SHARES Exercise 05 -2/GF 2005 (June 2005) SHARES Exercise 05 -1 (May 2005) Presidential Inauguration (January 2005)
SHARES On Air Operations September 2004 – September 2005 Result Operational concept change to regional activations.
SHARES Coordination Net RCS Northwest RCS Central SCS Central RCS Northeast SHARES Master Coordination Station SCS Southwest RCS Southwest Southeast SCS Midwest * * Automatic Linking Establishment Total Stations = 1168 Total SCN’s = 3 Total RCS’s = 5
Interoperability Working Group (IWG) • The SHARES Interoperability Working Group (IWG) is group of organizational representatives who are responsible for recommending the requirements and procedures to the NCS for the SHARES HF Radio Program. • The SHARES IWG is comprised of representatives from each of the 96 contributing organizations that make up the SHARES HF Radio Program.
SHARES Other Related Programs NCC -HF NCS RM-HF NCS Auxiliary-HF
Summary § Managed by Office of the Manager, National Communications System (OMNCS) § Provides nationwide HF communication capability to meet NS/EP requirements § Multi-agency network using existing HF assets and frequencies § Proven to be an effective, low cost, emergency HF back-up program when other means of communications are lost
Point of Contact NCS SHARES POC Mr. Larry Hazzard (OMNCS) 703 -607 -4865 larry. hazzard@dhs. gov SHARES Program Manager Mr. John Peterson 703 -379 -0021 jpeterson@shareshf. com