Canada – U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE IV) – Binational After Action Report


  1. Dawe, P.
  2. Logue, T.
  3. Morris, K.
  4. Socha, D.
  5. Fournier, J.
  6. Verga, S.
  7. Kaminska, K.
  8. Armitage, A.
  9. Duncan, D.
  10. Dowker, S.
  11. Forbes, K.
  12. Cotter, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN)
The Canada-United States Enhanced (CAUSE) Resiliency experiment series is a collaborative effort between Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), Public Safety (PS) Canada, and the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group (FRG). This experiment series addresses the Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Safety and Economic Competitiveness. Specifically, the CAUSE experiment series addresses the Canada-U.S. commitment to improve response coordination during binational disasters. To date, four experiments have been conducted within the CAUSE series. Each experiment shared alerts, warnings and notifications between emergency response organizations. The information sharing was enabled through existing and emerging interoperable technologies. CAUSE IV was comprised of two vignettes, which evaluated the impact of technologies and applications on cross-border emergency response operations and medical operations. It was hypothesized that the use of the interoperable technologies would lead to improvements in the coordination of cross-border emergency responses. The first vignette established two linked cross-border 700MHz Public Safety Broadband Networks (PSBN) to enable persistent communications between paramedic services, supporting healthcare organizations, border agents and bridge authorities throughout the entire pat
CAUSE IV;PSBN;LTE;public safety broadband;enhanced resiliency
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-N012 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Jun 2017
Number of Pages
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