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dc.contributor.authorTolley, Joseph D.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-08T18:44:26Zen
dc.date.available2019-06-08T18:44:26Zen
dc.date.issued2019-04en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/89907en
dc.description.abstractThe thesis analyzes the steps and actions necessary to develop an application using a user identity management system, user permissions system, message distribution system, and message response data collection and display system to deliver timely command and control of human assets and the input of intelligence in emergency response situations. The application, MinuteMan, uniquely manages messages sent between multiple users and their parent organizations. Specifically, messages are stored, managed, and displayed to managers based on the hierarch or organizational rank as well as situational allowances of the users sending and receiving messages and permissions. Using an algorithm for user identity and permissions for situational awareness analysis, messages and information is sent to multiple addressees in an organization. Responses are correlated to the rank of the responding recipients in the organization, to assist the users and the parent organizations to identify which responses to have been read. Receipt of the messages is acknowledged before the message can be fully read. Responses to the messages include a selection of a user status from a preset choice of statuses, and may include other response attributes required or offered by the sender of the message. The locations of responding and non-responding addresses can be mapped and tracked. The resulting solution provides improved situational awareness during emergency response situations.en
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectemergency responseen
dc.subjectcomputer systemen
dc.subjectmobile deviceen
dc.subjectorganizationen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectuser permissionsen
dc.titleImplementation and Evaluation of an Algorithm for User Identity and Permissions for Situational Awareness Analysisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairTront, Joseph G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberZeng, Haiboen
dc.contributor.committeecochairPatterson, Cameron D.en
dc.description.abstractgeneralThe thesis analyzes the steps and actions necessary to develop an application using a user identity management system, user permissions system, message distribution system, and message response data collection and display system to deliver timely command and control of human assets and the input of intelligence in emergency response situations. Using an algorithm for user identity and permissions for situational awareness analysis, messages and information are sent to multiple user addressees for individuals supporting an organization. Responses are correlated to the rank of the responding recipient in the organization, and to assist the senders of the messages to identify which responses to read by the targeted recipients. Receipt of the messages is acknowledged before the message can be fully read. Responses to the messages include a selection of a user status from a preset choice of statuses, and may include other response attributes required or offered by the sender of the message. The locations of responding and non-responding addresses can be mapped and tracked. The resulting solution provides improved situational awareness during emergency response situations.en


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