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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.2

First Responder Sandbox (FRS)
First Responder Sandbox (FRS) Technology

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Description: The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-social Environment (EDGE) is a game-based technology training application. The First Responder Sandbox (FRS) component of EDGE allows First Responders to use a virtual environment to train coordinated responses to various types of emergency events such as; active shooter, hostage, fire, mayhem, etc. This training environment may be accessed from any location via the Internet or deployed in a classroom environment.

This entry covers only the First Responder Sandbox module of EDGE.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.10
Decision Date: 10/07/2022 at 02:21:50 UTC
Aliases: EDGE FRS Client
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: CESI EDGE
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/07/2022 at 02:21:50 UTC).