Government needs better air-quality messaging, not more data, says Portland official
Portland Smart City Coordinator Christine Kendrick said what's needed most now isn't more sensors or data, but "action" from local authorities.
As California burns, buggy alerting software ails emergency offices
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
A new report from Microsoft makes a case for why emergency management agencies should be doing more with artificial intelligence.
Wildfire tech, cybersecurity upgrades in California's 2020 budget
Fire officials could get a new intelligence center for data-analysis, as California's security operations center gains a more stable backing.
California CIO says wildfires website launched 'in record time'
As the state's technology agency dials in to daily meetings for emergency response for fires and power outages, Amy Tong says her role remains one of support.
First innovative firefighting technology contracts come to California
A predictive modeling platform and an ignition detection system come under a new rapid procurement process Gov. Gavin Newsom designed to attract creative ideas.
California to get help from Pentagon on wildfires
The state will use data from a Cold War-era satellite to track new wildfires and expand its use of aerial drones, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.
California hackathon to look for tech-driven solutions to state's deadly wildfires
With the traditional start of wildfire season approaching, teams of developers will try to come up with new ways to detect blazes and help victims.
Telecom industry opposes California 'throttling' bill after wildfires
The telecom industry's biggest lobbying association is pushing back on a bill that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling public safety agencies' data plans.