Emergency Management

911 vendor Intrado takes responsibility for widespread outage

by • 12 months ago

The company said a recent outage affecting 14 states was caused by "an internal networking component that was not correctly forwarding traffic."

Transitional 911 systems have 'very, very broad attack surface,' working group warns

by • 1 year ago

The transition to next-generation 911 brings cybersecurity threats not seen before, members of an FCC working group said during CISA's annual summit.

Why every emergency district needs a crisis communications plan

by • 1 year ago

To handle 911 outages and other crises, emergency communications officials from two states said a formal "crisis communications plan" is essential.

As California burns, buggy alerting software ails emergency offices

by • 1 year ago

Emergency management officials in two counties have reported software errors hampering their ability to warn the public of deadly fires.

Why AI might be the most under-used emergency response tool

by • 1 year ago

A new report from Microsoft makes a case for why emergency management agencies should be doing more with artificial intelligence.

Esri announces FEMA data-sharing portal for pandemic response

by • 1 year ago

The mapping technology company Esri is encouraging agencies at all levels of government to share data related to pandemic response efforts on the new platform.

Next-generation 911 standards pact coaxes international cooperation

by • 2 years ago

Groups from North America and Europe have agreed to use similar standards, which could mean better interoperability and coordination of research.

How Texas used its disaster playbook after a huge ransomware attack

by • 2 years ago

The Lone Star State was the latest respond to a ransomware attack by making it a statewide emergency.

Louisiana declares emergency over cyberattacks targeting schools

by • 2 years ago

Three school districts in the state were hacked, leading Gov. John Bel Edwards to issue an emergency declaration similar to one following a natural disaster.