Government needs better air-quality messaging, not more data, says Portland official

by • 7 months ago

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

by • 8 months 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 • 9 months ago

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

by • 1 year ago

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'

by • 1 year ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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

by • 2 years ago

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.