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CapWIN - Inventory Element

Status: Existing


CapWIN is a state-of-art wireless integrated mobile data communications network being implemented to support federal, state, and local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services (EMS), transportation, and other public safety agencies primarily in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The purpose of CapWIN is to greatly enhance communication and messaging systems, effectively creating the first multi-state, inter-jurisdictional transportation and public safety integrated wireless network in the United States. CapWIN provides a "communication bridge" allowing mobile access to multiple criminal justice, transportation, and hazardous material data sources.

Stakeholder: CapWIN Executive Leadership Group

Systems Interconnected with CapWIN

Interconnect Diagram

Information Flow Diagrams which include CapWIN:

Information Flows to/from CapWIN:

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National ITS Architecture Subsystems mapped to CapWIN:

National ITS Architecture Market Packages associated with CapWIN:

National ITS Architecture Functional Requirements associated with CapWIN:

Incident Command
  1. The center shall provide tactical decision support, resource coordination, and communications integration for Incident Commands that are established by first responders to support local management of an incident.
  2. The center shall provide incident command communications with public safety, emergency management, transportation, and other allied response agency centers.
  3. The center shall track and maintain resource information and action plans pertaining to the incident command.
  4. The center shall share incident command information with other public safety agencies including resource deployment status, hazardous material information, rail incident information, evacuation advice as well as traffic, road, and weather conditions.
  5. The center shall assess the status of responding emergency vehicles as part of an incident command.
Emergency Response Management
  1. The center shall provide strategic emergency response capabilities provided by an Emergency Operations Center for large-scale incidents and disasters.
  2. The center shall manage coordinated inter-agency responses to and recovery from large-scale emergencies. Such agencies include traffic management, transit, maintenance and construction management, rail operations, and other emergency management agencies.
  3. The center shall provide the capability to implement response plans and track progress through the incident by exchanging incident information and response status with allied agencies.
  4. The center shall develop, coordinate with other agencies, and store emergency response plans.
  5. The center shall track the availability of resources and coordinate resource sharing with allied agency centers including traffic, maintenance, or other emergency centers.
  6. The center shall allocate the appropriate emergency services, resources, and vehicle (s) to respond to incidents, and shall provide the capability to override the current allocation to suit the special needs of a current incident.
  7. The center shall assimilate the damage assessment of the transit, traffic, rail, maintenance, and other emergency center services and systems to create an overall transportation system status, and disseminate to each of these centers and the traveling public via traveler information providers.
  8. The center shall provide the capability for digitized map data to act as the background to the information presented to the emergency system operator.


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