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FEMA IS 61.B: The Homeland Security Geospatial Concept-of-Operations (GeoCONOPS) In Depth Answers


1. Which part of the mission life cycle is the period of greatest uncertainty due to the lack of accurate information from the field and the large number of questions and requests for information?
 A. Prevention
 B. Mitigation
 C. Response
 D. Recovery
 E. Protection


2. Is this statement true or false? The GeoCONOPS provides formal guidance for the conduct of geospatial support.
 A. TRUE
 B. FALSE


3. What does the GeoCONOPS enable users to do?
 A. Disover and leverage geospatial resources
 B. Facilitate geospatial information and resource sharing and coordination
 C. Find geospatial resources, capabilities, tradecraft, and best practices
 D. All of the above


4. Which part of the mission lifecycle implies a state of readiness to minimize the impacts of a disastrous event on life and property?
 A. Prevention
 B. Mitigation
 C. Response
 D. Recovery
 E. Protection


5. In addition to its inclusion in the PPD-8, the GeoCONOPS has been carefully aligned to which federal doctrine?
 A. Emergency Support Function (ESF)
 B. National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)
 C. Incident Command System (ICS)
 D. National Response Framework (NRF)
 E. All of the above


6. Why is a GeoCONOPS needed?
 A. To support the DHS mandate to document the organization principles of the geospatial community
 B. To make available geospatial information and capabilities that strengthen national security and resilience
 C. To eliminate the occurrences of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and natural disasters
 D. To define and develop the mission lifecycle


7. The GeoCONOPS has been adopted into federal doctrine through its includion in which document?
 A. National Preparedness Goal (PPD-8)
 B. Incident Command System (ICS)
 C. Federal Interagency Operational Plan


8. Is this statement true or false? The GeoCONOPS facilitates geospatial resources sharing and promotes best practices.
 A. TRUE
 B. FALSE


9. How does the GeoCONOPS' alignment to federal doctrine benefit the geospatial community?
 A. Improves communication between federal and state/local entities
 B. Ensures that federally derived information reaches front-line mission staff in a timely fashion
 C. Directs focus to operational technologies that are proven to address mission requirements
 D. Improves coordination by documenting mission information that will be available to the community
 E. All of the above


10. Is this statement true or false? The GeoCONOPS' alignment with federal doctrine causes duplication of effort in the geospatial community.
 A. TRUE
 B. FALSE


11. Which part of the mission life cycle is vital to the prevention of reoccurring and foreseen losses as a result of natural and man-made disaster events?
 A. Prevention
 B. Mitigation
 C. Response
 D. Recovery
 E. Protection


12. Which part of the mission lifecycle addresses capabilities to safeguard against acts of terrorism and man-made or natural?
 A. Prevention
 B. Mitigation
 C. Response
 D. Recovery
 E. Protection


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