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

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  • Authors: Rauscher, H. Michael; Drury, Stacy A.
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-199. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 208 p

Abstract

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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  • Modified Date: May 13, 2021
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