What We Do

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DISASTER PREP

We help your organization ideate, develop and test plans, procedures and tools.

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SPIN-FORWARD

We develop and modernize disaster risk reduction, resilience, and emergency preparedness programs.

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APPTOWN

We develop apps to catalyze locally-oriented solutions to internationally-relevant problem sets.

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GEOPIONEERS

We facilitate human and technical interoperability through next-gen geographic information systems.

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PLANET READY®

We offer on-demand training and exercises for families, businesses, community organizations and governments.

About Us

SPIN Global is a Washington D.C. based small business that exists to provide solutions that help private, non-governmental and public sector agencies improve coordination prior to a disaster. We enable organizations to jointly plan, train and operate together effectively as a team and assist one another in the time of need. SPIN Global addresses this coordination challenge by modernizing disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness programs, with a distinct focus on applied science and the use of technology as a catalyst for change in how coordination is achieved to improve disaster resilience.

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Expertise in Action

DHS Science & Technology

Developing and testing a Regional Disaster Resiliency Framework as part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Advanced Regional Civil Emergency Coordination Pilot (ARCECP) with responders in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro.

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Dun & Bradstreet

Developing macroeconomic impact analyses for the emergency management and homeland security community, to support planning, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

In partnership with IEM, developing the NMSZ Response and Recovery Operations Annex and Power Outage Incident Annex to the FEMA Regional All Hazards Plans

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Electric Infrastructure Security Council

Co-developed a Systems Integration Framework for Interdisciplinary Black Sky Operations.

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National Information Sharing Consortium

Exercise design and facilitation support for the CHECKPOINT 16 exercise in partnership with G&H International.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

In collaboration with Teracore and G&H International, supporting the DHS implementation of the President & Prime Minister’s Beyond the Border Action Plan with the fourth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

In collaboration with Teracore and G&H International, supported a Mutual Aid project that focused on development and test of a resource planning and allocation model using the ArcGIS Platform.

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Private sector clients

Facilitating development of data analytics and decision support tools using the ArcGIS platform.

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International client

Facilitating emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance program development.

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Academic Papers

A Systems Integration Framework for Interdisciplinary Black Sky Operations

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System architecture of cloud-based web GIS for real-time macroeconomic loss estimation

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Memberships and Associations

SPIN Global is proud to be a member of several organizations and associations.

SPIN Global is a member of 1776, a global incubator and seed fund.
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SPIN Global CEO Joel Thomas is the Chair of the Private Sector Committee Information Sharing Task Force.
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SPIN Global is an ESRI Emerging Partner.
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SPIN Global is a D.C. Certified Business Enterprise.
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SPIN Global's My Cheverly App is featured as model for neighborhood engagement.
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SPIN Global is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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SPIN Global’s CEO sits on the board of the Safe+Ready Institute.
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Maryland/Israel Development Center
SPIN Global CEO Joel Thomas is a member of the Young Professionals Committee.
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US Chamber of Commerce
SPIN Global CEO Joel Thomas is a member of the National Security Task Force.
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ARISE - Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies
SPIN Global participates in the private sector efforts led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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Founders

Joel Thomas

CEO, SPIN Global

Joel has supported regional and national­-level homeland security and emergency preparedness initiatives for the U.S. government, and has provided technical assistance, conducted exercises and provided training directly to agencies in over 40 states and hundreds of local agencies and private sector companies.

Laura Thomas

President, SPINGlobal.org

As president of SPIN Global’s non-profit work, Laura focuses on program development and donor relations to support incubation of local innovations that reduce global poverty. Laura and Joel have experience in 30 nations providing faith­-based and global humanitarian relief. SPIN Global is a socially conscious organization that donates 10% annual profits to our non­profit affiliate to support local innovations that reduce global poverty.

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We are looking to grow our team! We are looking for talented, energetic, experienced technical professionals (US Citizenship Required).

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