Posts Tagged: emergency response

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Hurricane Response Efforts

Just now, the President addressed the nation to discuss the preparations underway for Hurricane Sandy. The emphasis on coordination between federal, state, and local government in his address highlighted the progress that has been made in emergency response. The President also noted that he has been in communication with Governors of all affected states, and… Read more »

State and Local Government: Innovations for Emergency Response

For state and local governments across the country, 911 operating centers are adopting a new technology to improve responsiveness. The program, Smart911, gives citizens the ability to better connect with 911 by providing them data that can help in the event of an emergency. Launched almost two years ago by Rave Mobile Safety, Smart911 has… Read more »

2012 Digital Counties Winners Announced: Fairfax County, VA

Yesterday, the Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities program announced the winning counties in this year’s survey competition to identify leaders in the digital field. Four winners were named in various population categories. These four leading communities implemented new initiaties this year that created positive results and cost savings for, despite scarce funding…. Read more »