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Jay Lyman
FEMA Forces Explorer Use for Online Claims
09/08/05 9:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 566 Words

Although evacuees, rescuers and others seeking to provide assistance in the aftermath of the devastating storm and flooding have relied heavily on computers and the Internet to search for loved ones and information , the exclusion of other Web browsers for FEMA claims...

John K. Higgins
Budget Deal Puts the Squeeze on E-Gov Programs
04/26/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 969 Words

FEMA Faulted: The Federal Emergency Management Agency needs to significantly improve its information technology programs. In a report issued in early April, the Inspector General's Office at the Department of Homeland Security said FEMA's "existing existing information technology systems do not support...

Erika Morphy
Homeland Security Tests Mobile Alert System
07/13/06 7:50 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 454 Words

"Digital capabilities will improve the reliability , flexibility and security of the emergency alert system," said David Paulison, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency , or FEMA.

Text messaging is the ideal technology for an emergency situation, says Doug...

John K. Higgins
Feds Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Access Demand
01/14/15 12:24 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1314 Words

Specific examples of performance: The Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA incorporated "responsive design" as part of its migration to a content management system for its DisasterAssistance.gov website, to make it easier for disaster survivors to apply for assistance online using mobile devices. Having...

Richard Adhikari
Twitter Alerts: One Emergency System to Aggregate Them All?
09/26/13 3:14 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 637 Words

Bureau of Land Management, the Department of Homeland Security and various regions of FEMA.

Several U.S. city agencies, including the City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, subscribe to the service as well.

'Whom Would You Believe?'
It's...

Andrew K. Burger
Collaboration in Government IT, Part 1: Needs and Benefits
03/03/08 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1105 Words

"Government agencies evaluate their collaboration systems by the agility they render when responding to an event, for example, FEMA responding to hurricanes, or the Treasury responding to the president's economic stimulus package," IBM federal region collaboration specialist Thomas Hinders told CRM Buyer.

Chris Maxcer
Web 2.0: Spreading Vital Info Amid Calif. Firestorms
10/25/07 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1069 Words

The scattered and raging wildfires in southern California are consuming homes at a wicked pace, having burned more than a 1,500...

Pam Baker
211: A Fast Track to Government Service
05/17/07 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 2090 Words

In the wake of several man-made and natural disasters across the U.S., even FEMA thinks 211 is one of the best means to get information in the hands of individual survivors and victims. "211 has proven itself during times of disaster. FEMA,...

John K. Higgins
New GSA Program Steers Federal IT Buying to Small Businesses
01/03/13 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1207 Words

"This means, for example, if FEMA is looking for a high-quality, reliable, cost-effective mobile workstation provider, it doesn't need to start from the ground up," he said. His firm qualified for several of the BPA awards.

"We've been in business for...

John K. Higgins
Federal CIOs: With More Authority Comes More Accountability
08/30/11 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 972 Words

A major initiative to improve federal information technology management, including IT procurement, got a boost recently, even though the person behind...

Brace Rennels
Steps Businesses Can Take Now to Gird for Hurricane Season
08/11/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1015 Words

The Florida Division of Emergency Management site is a good resource for family/home disaster planning. FEMA Ready America American Red Cross Disaster Recovery International Institute : DRII is an excellent resource for BCP and is a consortium of business continuity professionals dedicated to...

Bill Grubner Jr.
Emergency Communications Systems: 5 Do's and 5 Don'ts
11/18/08 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 2398 Words

What mistakes will cause emergency communication systems to undergo excessive stress or possibly fail in a disaster, and what steps should...

Erika Morphy
E-Government Climbs Another Rung on Satisfaction Ladder
10/31/08 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 770 Words

The Bottom Performers: Department of Defense Military Health System Defense TRICARE -- 62; National Archives and Records Administration Access to Archival Databases -- 62; General Services Administration E-Library -- 60; Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security National Flood Insurance Program -- 56; and Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security FEMA ...

Chris Maxcer
Safari vs. .Gov
04/28/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1697 Words

As for FEMA, the organization now says it supports Safari.

Overall browser compatibility is still a problem -- and it's not limited to Safari, Charles King, principal analyst for Pund-IT, told MacNewsWorld. "I've noticed in my own use that I'm...

Kevin Coleman
Cyber-Attacks and Cyber-Disasters: Are You Prepared?
04/25/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 929 Words

"Organizations need to take this threat much more seriously then they are," said Bob Coxe, senior vice president of Criterion Systems and former Deputy CIO at FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Security experts have recently raised the level of awareness about the...

ECT News Staff
Symantec, IBM Team on Data Center Software Standardization
06/19/06 10:28 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 489 Words

Symantec has agreed to deliver high availability, storage management , and backup products for IBM's Linux on Power platform by...

James M. Morrow
One Year Ago: U.S. Congress Hosts E-Signature Conference
10/05/01 4:43 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 521 Words

Originally published on October 5, 2000 and brought to you today as a time capsule. With a landmark law authorizing...

James M. Morrow
U.S. Congress Hosts E-Signature Conference
10/05/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 505 Words

With a landmark law authorizing the use of e-signatures having just taken effect, U.S. Congressional lawmakers hosted representatives of the budding...

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