The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Communications Services Inc. (CSI) are engaged in creating and building the Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network (NRIN). The network is designed to connect the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and dispatch centers across Nebraska’s eight state regions. A project this complex requires continuous coordination and secure information‐sharing between NEMA, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), CSI, sub‐contractors and key personnel in each of the eight local communication regions.
NEMA and CSI chose Awareity’s web‐based MOAT (Managed Ongoing Awareness and Trust) platform to keep all parties informed and ensure ongoing communications and situational awareness. MOAT empowers project administrators to upload and assign custom reports regarding site assessments, ground testing, structural analysis, tower mapping and other information appropriate personnel and responders need to
eliminate duplicated efforts and ensure better results.
Once a region’s assessments are complete, the reports from the assessments must be shared with appropriate
regional members, as well as key personnel from NEMA, OCIO and CSI. MOAT ensures only those authorized to
view the updated reports are notified and receive the information. Authorized users have secure and mobile
access to the reports and can then review the information, acknowledge their receipt and document their
“MOAT provides us a quick and efficient way to share regional reports with team members and ensure all
authorized personnel understand critical project information,” said CSI Vice President, Henry Vargas. “MOAT also
allows us to track and document all report acknowledgements and collaborate easily across the state in one secure
Communication Services Inc., located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a communications solutions provider with over 20
years business experience. They are experts in design, installation and support of business telephone systems,
infrastructure cabling, wireless and Wi‐Fi networks, access control, surveillance, and managed IT services. They
have certified and highly trained professionals who are committed and dedicated to their customers. They have an
outstanding reputation for providing quality, value and service to their customers.
Awareity delivers MOAT and TIPS, award‐winning innovative and proven web‐based platforms empowering
organizations and communities to connect the dots more effectively, while also significantly reducing costs,
eliminating duplicated costs across silos and preventing expensive and embarrassing incidents. Awareity’s clients
experience significant improvements in risk mitigation and ensuring situational and organization‐specific
awareness. Awareity’s platforms deliver individual‐level accountability and audit‐ready and legal‐ready
documentation to keep pace with escalating challenges, limited budgets, regulatory obligations, legal defensibility, security, privacy and safety obligations.