Facts Sheet

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What is the Fleet Working Group?

The FWG is a private sector guided, public/private working group focused on supporting any efforts and organizations that can expedite the movement of private sector repair and supply chain fleets and resources across multiple state borders in response to disasters.Members of this working group include both private and public sector individuals who volunteer their time to engage in the important operational efforts to expedite the restora-tion of power, supply chains and other critical infrastructures that business and communities rely upon like power, fuel, water, food, shelter, communications, transportation, etc.

The Working Group uses a proven “system” developed by the states of the All Hazards Consortium to support joint public/private “integrated” planning, education and training, joint information sharing, and annual exercises to improve power restoration efforts and supply chain resiliency.

What Does the Working Group Do?

The Working Group’s vision is to produce expedited, safe and effective restoration of criti-cal infrastructure to support community and business resilience. The mission of the FWG is to identify and attract people, processes, and technologies that can support the expedit-ing of private sector fleet and resource movement across multiple state lines in response to a disaster.

Members Include:

  • Private Sector Companies (Energy, Tele-communications, Transportation, Food & Supply Chain, etc)
  • 25 States throughout the United States
  • Federal Government (FEMA, DOE, DOT, DHS, etc)
  • Trade Associations/Non-Profits/Groups (including Edison Elec-tric Institute, MITRE Corp, etc)

 

The Fleet Working Group:

  • Creates trusted relationship among its stake-holders
  • Identifies and disseminates pertinent information
  • Facilitates integrated planning between public and private sectors
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, threats and solutions
  • Develop products and services that support FWG goals

 

Has Been Accomplished?

  • An approved Working Group Charter & Work Plan
  • A Working Group Informational Website
  • A Member Based Information Sharing Portal
  • Training and Educational Products
  • An annual exercise series with States(CATEX)
  • An E-ZPass Commercial Account Guidebook Report
  • An E-ZPass toll collection system pilot
  • Weekly analyzed social media monitoring reports for improved planning and operational decisions
  • “Secure Identity” information sharing pilot
  • National recognition with FEMA, the White House, and the Information Sharing Environment Report to Congress (Nov 2013) for public/private partnership model and information sharing
  • Partnerships with dozens of government and private sector organizations for public/private integrated planning, CATEX annual exercises
    series and joint information sharing solution development initiatives

 


What Are the Benefits?

Private Sector:

  • Improved multistate fleet movement
  • Improved operational coordination with state government
  • Access to a central repository of state information related to Fleet movement
  • Building operational relationships with state and local government in a safe environment
  • Reducing operational costs
  • Working with state and local government as partners
  • Working with other companies and major trade associations already engaged in this process
  • Ongoing requirements/solutions development

State/Local/Federal Government:

  • Expedited power restoration
  • Improved understanding of Fleet movement related issues in the private sector
  • Participating in joint planning efforts with private sector lifeline sectors owner and operators of critical infrastructure
  • Joining other states and urban areas that have been involved in the process
  • Building key relationships with private sector in a safe and legal way