Tags Emergency Management

Why New York City spent a year converting its 500-page hazard plan into a website

by • 4 days ago

Officials say the paper version of its plan was "hard to digest" and went unchanged for years at a time.

Still 'lack of belief' in GIS among emergency management leaders

by • 3 months ago

On GIS Addressed, former Florida emergency management CIO Richard Butgereit says GIS is still underused and underfunded in disaster response.

Federal report prices national next generation 911 rollout

by • 8 months ago

The multibillion-dollar figure calculated by federal agencies will help Congress advance discussions on building such a communications system over the next decade.

FirstNet Authority appoints new acting CEO to lead network buildout

by • 8 months ago

Edward Parkinson, previously the authority's executive director for external affairs, takes over for Mike Poth, who resigned in September.

FCC announces plan for new direct-to-911, location-sharing rules

by • 8 months ago

The Federal Communications Commission says it will bundle its implementation of Kari’s Law and part of RAY BAUM’S Act​, both enacted earlier this year.

Eight big ideas win $1.6 million in connectivity challenge

by • 8 months ago

New initiatives and projects are being awarded for ingenuity that could bring internet connectivity where today there's little or none.

Alaska's Gov. Walker orders creation of emergency communications governing board

by • 9 months ago

The new 13-member body is charged with advising the legislative and executive branches as the state upgrades to the next generation of technology.

Alaska enacts law aimed at improving 911 call location accuracy in large facilities

by • 9 months ago

Legislation signed by Gov. Bill Walker could require multi-line phone operators to upgrade their emergency location-tracking capabilities starting next year.

FirstNet Authority approves $240 million budget in first self-funded fiscal year

by • 10 months ago

WIth its budget approved, FirstNet CEO Mike Poth says the authority is now "laser focused" on continuing its network buildout.

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