Wednesday, November 26, 2008

AAPD Partners with CEPIN to Create Emergency Management Web Training - MarketWatch

AAPD Partners with CEPIN to Create Emergency Management Web Training - MarketWatch

People with Disabilities Will Benefit


The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to partner with the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN) to develop an emergency management web-based training program. AAPD, the largest cross-disability membership organization in the U.S., will provide technical assistance to CEPIN on content and usability for the training program.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Government Interoperability: Center for Technology in Government Releases Two White Papers - Government Technology

Government Interoperability: Center for Technology in Government Releases Two White Papers - Government Technology

The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University at Albany-SUNY recently released two white papers on government interoperability. Interoperability is a key component of government reform and requires investments that involve complex policy, management, and technology changes that government leaders are often hesitant or unprepared to undertake.

Both papers, Government Worth Having and Improving Government Interoperability, address these issues and propose a new framework to help governments identify and then start building the capabilities needed to improve interoperability. The two papers were written with support from Microsoft Corp.

Monday, November 24, 2008

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA’s U.S. Winter Outlook Calls for Variability

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA’s U.S. Winter Outlook Calls for Variability

In announcing the 2008-2009 U.S. Winter Outlook for meteorological winter from December through February, forecasters at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center are calling for warmer-than-normal temperatures for much of the central part of the nation, and a continuation of drier-than-normal conditions across the Southeast.

With the absence of La Niña and El Niño in the equatorial Pacific Ocean this season (climate patterns that give forecasters clues about potential weather events months in advance), predicting weather patterns on seasonal timescales becomes increasingly challenging. Instead, other climate patterns over the Arctic and North Atlantic regions may play a significant role in influencing U.S. winter weather.

“These patterns are only predictable a week or two in advance and could persist for weeks at a time,” said Michael Halpert, deputy director, Climate Prediction Center. “Therefore, we expect variability, or substantial changes in temperature and precipitation across much of the country.”

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Boom years: How not to act your age at work - Nov. 20, 2008

Boom years: How not to act your age at work - Nov. 20, २००८

Do you twitter? Built a wiki lately? To avoid looking old at the office, maybe it's time you started.

Iran Said to Have Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon - NYTimes.com

Iran Said to Have Nuclear Fuel for One Weapon - NYTimes.com

Well - back to another real world issue

Government 2.0: Rename Me, Please

Government 2.0: Rename Me, Please

So if Web 2.0 or Gov 2.0 are stale , what would you name it, go the article above and try your luck

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Securing the Bomb

Back in the Real World

Securing the Bomb: : "Securing the Bomb 2008, commissioned by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, finds that the world still faces a 'very real' risk that terrorists could get a nuclear bomb. The Obama Administration must make reducing that risk a top priority of U.S. security policy and diplomacy, according to the report, which is accompanied by a paper offering a specific agenda for the presidential transition and the opening weeks of the new administration."

State Emergency Operations Center


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

YouTube - FloridaSERT's Channel

YouTube - FloridaSERT's Channel

Emergency notification 1 0

Emergency notification 1 0


When it comes to being alerted about an impending or recent disaster — such as a hurricane or terrorist strike — most Americans still get their government information from early 20th-century technologies. Only about 11 percent of the population get word of national emergencies through new technologies such as Web sites or text messages. Meanwhile, 82 percent get the news from either TV or radio, according to a recent survey CDW Government conducted of 1,448 citizens in the top 20 metro areas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency should take note: Fewer people are watching TV — 2.5 million fewer in 2007 than in 2006, according to Nielsen Media Research. And there are now more than 250 million wireless subscribers in the country, according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. Eventually, text messaging might prove to be the most effective way to reach those mobile citizens.
Question: In an emergency situation, what information source do you turn to first for gathering information and instructions from authorities?

TV: 64%
Radio: 18%
Friends and family: 5%
Local media Web sites: 5%
National media Web sites: 2%
E-mail alerts: 2%
Local government Web sites: 1%
Text message alerts: 1%
Other channels: 2%

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Maps Of Fires In Southern California: November 2008 Edition

Maps Of Fires In Southern California: November 2008 Edition

Homeland Security Today - news and analysis - A Transition Timetable

Homeland Security Today - news and analysis - A Transition Timetable

Transition project outlines action plan for Obama team on homeland security.

The Homeland Security Transition Initiative (HSTI), a joint project of Washington DC think tanks Third Way and the Center for American Progress, has publically released Protecting the Homeland From Day One: A Transition Plan, a set of recommendations and timetable for the president-elect’s homeland security transition team.

Though not an official document of the Obama transition team, the report was based on contributions from several prominent Democrats like Gary Hart, Jamie Gorelick, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr and a member of the 9/11 Commission, PJ Crowley and Barack Obama’s transition chief John Podesta, former Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Next Government Portals to Offer More Mobility, Personalization and Simplicity - Government Technology

Next Government Portals to Offer More Mobility, Personalization and Simplicity - Government Technology

HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter

HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter

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Natural Hazards Observer | Natural Hazards Center

Natural Hazards Observer Natural Hazards Center: "Social Media and the Democratic Convention"



What happens when Web 2.0 meets the “official version?”



The world has gone a-Twitter. And a-Flickr. And you- Tube’n.

Micromedia, new social media, Web 2.0 – call it what you like. Peer-to-peer information and communication technologies are changing the way information is shared in a disaster. These new technologies, both online and mobile, include such things as social networks ike Facebook and MySpace, photo sharing through Flickr, video sharing through YouTube, and microblogging with Twitter. In this article, we discuss how new social media have been used in recent crises and disasters, and the ways that public information officers monitored information online during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. more

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Red Cross uses Web 2.0 to update disaster victims, relief workers

Red Cross uses Web 2.0 to update disaster victims, relief workers
Tools provide updates on shelters, food and distribution centers and other critical data

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YouTube - Use Qik to provide situational awareness in emergencies

YouTube - Use Qik to provide situational awareness in emergencies

more Web 2.0 in Disasters

YouTube - CG Adm. Thad Allen introduces social media initiative

YouTube - CG Adm. Thad Allen introduces social media initiative: "CG Adm. Thad Allen introduces social media initiative" Web 2.0

Web 2.0 - The Next Frontier!

Web 2.0 - The Next Frontier!

Web 2.0 - The Next Frontier! By Dagne Fulcher Monday, November 3, 2008 5:54 PM
From last month’s pronouncement by Commandant Thad Allen, Coast Guard, that Coasties need to get with it and embrace Facebook, YouTube and other social networking tools, to this week’s discussion at the Executive Leadership Conference, Web 2.0 is here and now, front and center - an important set of tools to move forward to encourage and enhance and discussion with the public.

GovExe Twitter feed

GovExec.com on Twitter

Looking for GovExec.com on microblogging site Twitter? Now, you can follow the GovExec.com Twitter feed. Get up-to-the-minute news, story information and links via our Twitter feed. Updated regularly, the feed is available here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Government 2.0: The Presidential Transition

Government 2.0: The Presidential Transition

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Twitter is a Continuity of Operations Tool, State Agency Discovers

Twitter is a Continuity of Operations Tool, State Agency Discovers

Oct 22, 2008, By Matt Williams, Assistant Editor

Twitter messages are used for everything from traffic alerts to ferry route changes
Government is slowly finding real-world purposes for Twitter, a free short messaging service that allows users to post updates (or "tweets") to twitter.com subscribers via Web browsers, mobile phones and instant messaging clients. more