When severe weather strikes and destroys property, FEMA depends on the USACE to assist in the assessment of damage and removal of storm debris. Legally this is accomplished through a Right of Entry (ROE) permit. The USACE struggled with poor data quality issues and the requirement to improve their disaster response time. The USACE also needed to:
NT Concepts began by normalizing and aggregating data for ingestion into the USACE’s EDW, creating a centralized repository for ROE data. We then created predefined and ad hoc reports so users could view ROE permit volumes for a particular division, district, or project by fiscal year, while simultaneously visualizing trends. Based on the success of the ROE reporting feature, NT Concepts developed a geoanalytical dashboard that displays permit status volumes and executed permit trends for specific geographical areas.
With the new data tools, decision makers spend less time gathering data and more time identify areas of opportunity (such as locations where a ROE permit may be required but has yet to be executed). With accurate ROE reports and dashboards, the USACE provides knowledge to inform decision making for a wide-range of Army Corps employees, from individuals on the ground that are executing permits to management responsible for the monitoring and planning of ROE activities.
NT Concepts provided the USACE with a centralized location to view advanced metrics associated with ROE Permits:
The USACE realized the following benefits:
The ROE Dashboard helps the USACE visualize the location of permits executed in a particular geographic area. With a single click, users can drill down and examine specific permit data, such as the exact address and permit ID. This data is housed in the EDW and sourced from the USACE’s Real Estate Management Information System.
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