Step 3: Identify Resource Needs

Step 1. Understand New Services
Step 2. Assess Current Service
Step 3. Identify Resource Needs
Step 4. Develop an Implementation Plan
Step 5. Secure Support and Funding 
Steps 6-7. Execute, Evaluate, and Maintain

Identify resources needed to add CAP alert authoring and hosting of a CAP alert feed into your operational environment. Your resource needs will be unique to your situation (administratively, technically, operationally, etc.). Below are some resource needs to consider. By no means is this a comprehensive list.

Administrative needs: 

  • Do you need approval of new systems/tools/processes?
  • Do you have the funding for implementation, updates, and maintenance (ongoing costs should be minimal)?
  • Who is coordinating with your country's WMO Public Representative (PR) to register as an Alerting Authority?
  • How is the rollout of a CAP alert feed going to be coordinated with other alerting authorities?

Technical needs: 

  • Based on your operational flowchart and integration of CAP, what are your technical needs (e.g., software, servers, subscriptions, etc.) ? 
  • How is security and authentication going to be handled to assure that CAP alerts cannot be issued by mistake or by unauthorized personnel?

Personnel needs:

  • Who will need training? 
  • How will the training be conducted?

Outreach needs:

  • How will end users be notified of the CAP alert feed? 
  • Will end-users need training to make use of CAP alerts and feeds?