Tags Emergency Management

Louisiana declares emergency over cyberattacks targeting schools

by • 2 months 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.

States need cyber disruption response plans, NGA says

by • 2 months ago

State governments need to assemble plans for treating cyberattacks more like disasters, a new paper by the National Governors Association recommends.

San Jose first to implement FirstNet citywide

by • 3 months ago

San Jose, California, will equip 10 agencies — including police, fire and environmental services — with devices that run on the new network for public-safety communications.

911 call centers get a map to look up other call centers

by • 3 months ago

It's a visual upgrade to a decades-old database that also comes with hooks for modern applications to share data that helps smooth emergency response.

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

by • 4 months 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 • 7 months ago

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

Next-generation 911 could cost $12.7 billion, says federal report

by • 12 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 • 12 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 • 12 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.