Disaster Management Interoperability Services (DMIS) at TOPOFF 2
Supporting Operations & Advancing Technology

Charles R. Bell

Chief, Defense Consequence Management Systems Office (DCMSO)
Marine Corps Systems Command


Scott Eyestone, O.D.

Responder Liaison
DHS Disaster Management Interoperability Services Program

May 21, 2003

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Related Websites:
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Secretary Ridge Remarks, May 15th

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Chief, DCMSO

Mr. Bell, a retired Army Infantry officer, serves as Chief, Defense Consequence Management Systems Office (DCMSO) assigned to the Program Manager NBC, Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Virginia. The office is responsible for the Life Cycle Management of Consequence Management systems and equipment for numerous DoD units assigned primary or secondary missions in support of local authorities in the event of a terrorist attack using Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The DCMSO provides the Program Manager NBC, and numerous federal, state, and local agencies, with technical and programmatic expertise in support of the life cycle management of equipment and systems utilized in the consequence management phase of a terrorist attack using Weapons of Mass Destruction. This includes the management of research, development, test, evaluation, acquisition, training, operational integration, and sustainment of equipment and systems for military forces assigned consequence management missions in support of local authorities. Additionally, the Justice Department's Office of Domestic Preparedness has asked the DCMSO to procure and manage a nationwide network of WMD Prepositioned Equipment Packages designed to reconstitute and sustain local agencies subsequent to a terrorist attack using Weapons of Mass Destruction. The DCMSO also assists in the transfer of technology to local, state, and federal response organizations and the integration of military forces into response planning.

These missions require a broad based understanding of Consequence Management Systems and Equipment, both military and civilian, and awareness of short and mid-term technology advancements. Mr. Bell is one of the four founding members of the Interagency Board for the Standardization and Interoperability of WMD Equipment, and currently serves as the Federal Co-Chair of the Interoperable Communications and Information Systems Sub-Group. He also serves as the Logistics Subgroup Chair of the Office of Domestic Preparedness Prepositioned Equipment Program Advisory Group. To better understand the needs of responders in the local community, he also serves as an adjunct member of the Los Angeles County Operational Area Terrorism Early Warning Group. Mr. Bell also assisted the New York City Office of Emergency Management with the rescue and recovery effort subsequent to the September 11, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Mr. Bell holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a graduate of the New York City Fire Department Hazardous Materials Technician (HAZTECH) Course, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Course, and the Department of Defense Emergency Preparedness Course.

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Responder Liaison, DMIS

Dr. Eyestone is internationally recognized for his expertise in object-oriented analysis for health care and disaster preparedness automated information systems. He is currently the Responder Liaison for the DHS Disaster Management Interoperability Services program. He recently served as functional co-chair of the health care domain task force within the Object Management Group, an international standards development organization for object-oriented technology. Dr. Eyestone has served as an architecture and standards implementation consultant to the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health System Program Executive Office for Information Technology, and led object-oriented analysis and design teams for DoD and U.S. Government computer-based patient records systems.

Dr. Eyestone is recognized throughout DoD, The Joint Staff, and unified commands for his creative concepts in the areas of: automated planning tool development; planning factor analysis; strategic acquisition and operations planning; medical informatics; ambulatory health care; and development of the Joint Medical Planners Course curriculum. He was the functional architect and project manager for the External Logistics Processor-Medical (LPXMED), DoD's first joint medical support simulator. LPXMED is now deployed world-wide as The Joint Staff Medical Analysis Tool, a component of DoD's Global Command and Control System.