VIEW THIS WEBINAR offered by several private sector organizations in response to the perennial issue of having to submit similar disaster information to many contacts during disasters. SABER is a private sector solution to providing closure, outage, and restoration status of their facilities to government agencies. The Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting (SABER) was started for the express purpose of minimizing the effort of private sector reporting to support government response and restoration operations.
DEMONSTRATION INCLUDES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
The webinar will feature a live demonstration of the ease-of-use and value SABER holds for both private sector and public sector organizations. Providers of private sector information in the demonstration planned are Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Macy’s, and Boyd Gaming. Public sector consumers planned are the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center, the BEOC Alliance, the California OEM GeoPortal, the Illinois Virtual Business Emergency Operations Portal, and the Lake County Ohio Common Operating Picture.
SINGLE REPOSITORY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INFORMATION
SABER is a single location for private sector organizations to deposit their operations disruption and restoration information to be shared with authorized government agencies and other approved organizations. The companies that have organized SABER believe this single location will reduce their need to provide their closure data and other operational information to dozens of different organizations. They also expect that this repository will enable government agencies to find current private sector data more easily during disaster response by having a single source.
MAINTAIN YOUR CURRENT REPORTING FORMATS
SABER translates private sector data formats into national standards, so there is no need to change your current reporting format. This will make it possible for government software to consume the data and view it in their own applications and map viewers. Access is controlled and secure.
NOT A VIEWER OR PORTAL – RATHER THE STANDARDIZED DATA TO FILL THE VIEWER OR PORTAL
SABER differs from many previous information sharing efforts in that there is no user interface – you use whatever software you are currently using to view the data from SABER. Thus, SABER supports all prior efforts, the VBEOC efforts, all the state/local COP map viewers, and many commercial software applications by providing standard format data that they can all use.