SWARM Client

SWARM is a sensitive information sharing platform intended to allow homeland security and first responders to share information required to most effectively respond to crisis situations. The application allowed provided targeted content management capabilities that allowed users to see content appropriate to their role and security clearance. The product provided both alerts and content required for responding.

Typical Content

  • Alert Details – Incident type, severity, location, 911 operator entered details, and what resources if any have been dispatched
  • Relevant Response Procedures – basic first aid, hazmat, chemical, and bio response procedures that may be applicable to the alert

SWARM client user interface

SWARM Client main interface dashboard

SWARM Client alert window

SWARM Alert with details and related content

Geospatial Situational Awareness

A major component of Scout was the ability to provide geospatial situational awareness to first responders. To that end Scout provided geographically relevant content and information in a map format. Example geospatial information included the following:

Map Content

  • Critical Infrastructure – gas, power, water, and telecom infrastructure
  • Incidents – 911 reported events, commercial entity reported events
  • Resources – locations of emergency response resources and staff
  • Weather – current weather and forecasts for local, regional and national
  • Traffic – current traffic conditions and evacuation routes
SWARM Client with Map Module

SWARM PDA Alert Client

Mobility is critically important to first responders but presents a major challenge for distributing sensitive information. I proposed a mobile PDA client to address these needs.

SWARM Administration Console

Complimenting the SWARM client software is a complete administration console that allows content management, moderation, and user management. Below are some screenshots of this user interface and a UI mockup can be seen here.

View SWARM Admin prototype here.