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Emergency notification systems facilitate the distribution of updates from collaborating government agencies so that all civilians are receiving one clear, unified message about what’s happening.
Researchers are looking to prevent false data injections from disrupting energy and water control systems.
As summer brings hurricanes, wildfires and other disasters to much of the country, the novel coronavirus has upended nearly every plan in the disaster response playbook.
This year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s hurricane season guidance also addresses the complications introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Drones that monitor social distance, scan crowds and test temperatures worry the public, civil liberties advocates and some in the drone industry.
To take advantage of evidence-based approaches to supervising offenders on parole, one federal office wants to teach interested staff about data science.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office describes how federal law enforcement agencies analyze fingerprint, photo and DNA evidence in criminal investigations.
The open source Emergency Response Demo is a “call for aid” application that supports evacuation efforts in hurricane-ravaged areas by helping disaster response officials monitor rescue efforts and match volunteers with boats to people who need evacuation.
In Alexandria, Va., 911 dispatchers are taking calls and handling operations from their homes using FirstNet’s network, hotspots and smartphones.
Current playbooks for responding to a tornado or a hurricane likely don’t include the need to consider social distancing in emergency shelters or how to get help from other states when a widespread health crisis is underway.
As many states continue to plead for more face masks and shields, the internet of things can help with inventory and supply-chain tracking.
Mass notification systems provide an effective and direct way to communicate with the public, allowing officials to target vulnerable populations and ensuring residents have accurate and up-to-date information.
Government’s response to the virus has revealed areas for improving cybersecurity, data sharing and emergency preparedness, experts say.
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