Eric E. Holdeman

Contributing Writer

Eric Holdeman is the former director for the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management and now blogs at
September 12, 2013

Fugate’s Digital Push Includes Improved FEMA App, Social Media as Two-Way Dialog

FEMA administrator urges emergency management agencies to boost social media efforts.

June 23, 2009

Twitter: Five Lessons for Emergency Managers from Iran (Opinion)

Iran sparks a social media revolution.

May 19, 2009

Emergency Management As a Job (Opinion)

Highly educated professionals entering the emergency management field.

March 19, 2009

Should Emergency Management Report to Elected Official, CEO?

Emergency responders can be part of a larger agency or department, or serve many local governments.

February 25, 2009

Opinion: FEMA Still Mired in 'Know-It-All' Mentality

Will Obama administration repair relationships between federal and local agencies?

February 5, 2009

Regional Emergency Management Requires Coalition Warfare Approach

Emergency management programs need regional relationships.

August 28, 2008

Interoperability: What's Impeding a National Communications System?

People and governance challenges delay nationwide communications interoperability.

July 20, 2008

Regional Response Demands Joint Command and Control

Only willing partners coming to the table, treated as equals, will prove effective in establishing a national standard for incident response.

May 31, 2008

Fusion Centers Face Staffing and Data Sharing Hurdles

Interest in all-hazards analysis at fusion centers is encouraging.

March 26, 2008

Presidential Election Means Emergency Management Funding Changes

Funding programs will be shaped by new administration and future disasters.

October 6, 2006

Public Education: Is it Important?