Jim McKay is the editor of Emergency Management magazine. He lives in Orangevale, Calif., with his wife, Christie, daughter, Ellie and son, Ronan. He relaxes by fly fishing on the Truckee River for big, wild trout.
Public Safety Program Manager, National Coordinating Center for Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
This year’s top digital cities know data demands are only going to grow, and they want to be prepared.
San Francisco uses the concept of sampling before finishing the final product.
Director, Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC fumbled initial communications about Ebola transmission but recovered. What about next time?
Paul Stockton, the former assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, discusses the strategy of "security in depth."
Incentives and opting out can be effective ways to get public buy-in for alert notifications.
Chief resilience officers begin to guide cities toward a future that’s better prepared for physical, social and economic challenges.
Experts say the training and security measures focused on school shootings are flawed and overshadow more common types of violence on campus.
Urban search and rescue task force leader Thomas Richardson discusses challenges during the response and how volunteers were incorporated.
A study of stream gauge records for the past 100 years shows that precipitation has been increasing in the Northeastern U.S., and that heavier precipitation events have been getting heavier.
The cyberthreat is here to stay and will, either directly or indirectly, impact the emergency manager.
Nada Bakos was part of a team that identified and analyzed intelligence that eventually led to the demise of Osama bin Laden.
Cheryl Fiandaca (left), public information bureau chief, Boston Police Department, Lindsay Crudele, community and social technology strategist, Boston DoIT
The New York City Fire Department’s social media manager, Emily Rahimi, remembers Hurricane Sandy and addresses how social media use during emergencies has evolved.
Kevin McGinnis is helping to drive the FirstNet board toward the creation of a nationwide public safety network.
Commanding Officer, New York City Police Department Communications Division
Jarno Limnell talks cyberthreats and vulnerabilities in the United States.
What happens in Las Vegas is filtered through unique layers of security and vetted by the fusion center.
Steve Jennings: Harris County CIO Solves Texas-Size Communication Challenges
Randell Iwasaki: CalTrans Chief Deputy Pushes Environmental Engineering
State is building toward statewide mobile field inspection capabilities.
Police laud license plate readers as the next big thing in law enforcement.
Craig Fugate, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Equipping a Major League Baseball team with IT isn't all fun and games.
Coroners' offices struggle to find 21st-century information systems.
Eric Holdeman, Director, King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management
Immediately after Katrina, the city's Web site developed into a source for New Orleans residents to get data
'Information can be put together so it can be shared across organizations. Right now, that's a phone call for the city manager to find out what's happening -- why is that fire truck going down the street? What's happening? A phone call is the only way they have to communicate it'
Computer attacks are common and often not reported when detected. Such breaches pose a significant threrat to the enterprise.