National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Cache Manager Unit

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Mission Statement

The National Interagency Support Cache Manager Unit (NISC-MU) provides national leadership in the development and implementation of interagency standards for supply chain management for emergency incident response.

Primary Objectives

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  • Facilitate standardization of NISC administrative and operational processes.
  • Develop and implement new standards, new items, transition and/or disposal plans, personnel qualifications, training standards, and quality control measures related to the NISC system.
  • Establish and implement geographic area communication and representation standards to ensure a coordinated and effective national voice for cache managers.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for NISC operations across the supply chain system.
  • Identify NISC operations issues; develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Review/identify critical items/shortages within the NISC system and provide recommendations for mitigation.
  • Research, identify and develop opportunities for operational and cost efficiencies, capacity and products.


Marcus Medina
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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