Posts Tagged: emergency preparedness

From Intern to Superhero

Faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive, it’s – it’s…the intern? As young professionals starting out, we often visualize our ultimate titles as Senior Project Manager, or CEO, or even President. But we don’t usually think of ourselves as heroes, let alone superheroes, even when we’re saving the day behind the scenes in… Read more »

7 Tips for a Disaster Recovery Plan

Superstorm Sandy, which wreaked havoc for thousands of people up and down the east coast in October 2012, taught us many things. Most notably, the importance of emergency preparedness and the necessity for government agencies to invest in a disaster recovery plan. For many, Superstorm Sandy was a worst case scenario: 130- deaths in the… Read more »

Hurricane Irene: GIS, Social Media, and Big Data Shine

As Katherine Maher pointed out on Twitter, no one gets credit when contingency plans work. And it is truly amazing how much government-citizen information collaboration has evolved–not to mention the growth of data journalism even in the most traditional news outlets. The average citizen had a wealth of accurate (and useful) hurricane information to choose… Read more »

Civil Protection 2.0 – More from Elena Rapisardi in Tuscany

Some of you will remember an earlier blog post about the webconference that Elena Rapisardi and I convened, in January, 2010, among people in Virginia, New Orleans, Boston, Italy (University of Ferrara campus) and in Dublin, with the generous assistance of Management Concepts staff. Elena, a member of the GovLoop community, continues her groundbreaking efforts… Read more »

The Next Big Thing in Disaster Response?

On May 25, CiviGuard will launch what it’s calls the next big thing in disaster response. In less than a week CiviGuard will launch the first city government partnership with Manor, Texas – just east of Austin – enabling the city’s first responders to tap the pervasiveness of smartphones to more effectively send out crucial,… Read more »