Well, we really don’t have a unified national alert system that is able to alert the population, first responders, law enforcement, etc, in case of natural or man made dissasters.
So what did I do about this? Well, I got together with a group of homeland security and IT security professionals and designed a system intended to be the “911” system of the national emergency alert capability. A unified system that everybody will remember. In other words, a one stop shop for the emergency notifications.
I decided to donate the system to the entire country for free. So now, federal, state, and local governments, law enforcement, emergency responders and schools can have a free system they can use to alert the population, employees, students, etc, of real time security and emergency events (terrorism, evacuations, pandemics…)
At the same time many people were asking how can they contribute to the security of their communities, states and the country in general, without actually joining a government agency. I came up with the idea of H.E.G, or Human Emergency Grid, were people volunteer their exertise and time in case of emergencies.
To be continued…