Jason Shueh is a former staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.
One Concern CEO and Co-Founder Ahmad Wani explains how cities can save lives during disasters by applying analytical disaster assessments and calculated damage estimates.
The department is leveraging a new mobile app that expedites and automates police reporting with officials estimating sizable savings.
Many are familiar with Twitter’s blue badge that verifies official profiles of celebrities, governments and the like, and Facebook is continuing the trend.
Civic hackers have teamed up with Long Beach, Calif., officials to reduce the high number of 911 calls made by a small group of residents.
After a brief pilot with San Francisco, Appallicious' open data dashboard nears its official launch.
The Obama administration, Google, Microsoft and others announce a lineup of data projects and commitments in support of the federal Climate Data Initiative.
Smart911, a new emergency data service, assisted first responders in locating a person during a near-fatal home fire.
The cloud-based platform is a multi-purpose, disaster preparation and recovery program that serves citizens, businesses and government.
Open data and analytics have become fundamental tools in disaster preparedness, experts say. But public officials aren't using them enough.
Experts explain how data from social network maps, acoustic sensors and research can be used in the fight against gun violence.
A new mobile and Web app, called SoftStory, maps and highlights seismically vulnerable housing.
The Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program paired civic tech startups with city departments to craft tech tools to improve services.
The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard pairs local resources with open data to improve resiliency.
In today's world, smartphones are a large part of the daily nine-to-five — even if we have to BYOD. And it's these smartphones and their apps that present new outlets for efficiency.
The Facebook-style social networking site for neighbors offers a real-time delivery system for city alerts, crowdsourced reports and crisis maps that connect residents to resources.
The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard offers states and localities a comprehensive tool for response and recovery efforts.
Use of these six fundamental structures for Twitter conversations will likely be ubiquitous, with businesses, governments and organizations all attempting to communicate strategically online.
Mobile app developer Minh Tran launches an application to simultaneously call 911 and notify family members with GPS coordinates via SMS.
Nada Bakos explains how small yet actionable data tactics led to bin Laden's capture.