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Trent, Andy . 2009. Network-On-Wheels: Thin Client Networking Kits for Incident Management. 0966 2317P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 2 p.

A mobile thin client networking kit is being developed for incident management. The Network-On-Wheels (NOW) has computer and networking hardware and software stored in a trailer, already configured so it can be deployed quickly at an incident. The project's goal is to develop a cost- effective, rapidly deployed, easily refurbished kit that can be ordered through the national cache system. The Interagency Interoperability Oversight Group (IIOG) is sponsoring the project.

The kit will be evaluated in the Great Basin Geographic Area during the 2009 fire season. The evaluation will assess the kit's ability to meet the information technology (IT) needs of incident management teams, its ease of deployment and system administration, the effectiveness of ordering thekit through the cache system, and overall user satisfaction.

Keywords: CIO, fire, fire management, information technology, interagency, IT, mobile, mobile computing

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