Jason Shueh

former staff writer

Jason Shueh is a former staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines.

March 25, 2016

One Concern: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Emergency Management

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.

June 26, 2015

Police App Helps Palm Springs, Calif., Cut Red Tape

The department is leveraging a new mobile app that expedites and automates police reporting with officials estimating sizable savings.

May 1, 2015

Facebook Will Roll Out Verification for Government Pages

Many are familiar with Twitter’s blue badge that verifies official profiles of celebrities, governments and the like, and Facebook is continuing the trend.

April 21, 2015

Can an App Reduce the Number of 911 ‘Super-Users?’

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.

April 17, 2015

Disaster Dashboard Nears Public Launch, Gets Upgrade

After a brief pilot with San Francisco, Appallicious' open data dashboard nears its official launch.

April 8, 2015

White House Releases 150 Data Sets to Fight Climate Change

The Obama administration, Google, Microsoft and others announce a lineup of data projects and commitments in support of the federal Climate Data Initiative.

February 2, 2015

Can a Crowdsourced Data Service Change Emergency Response?

Smart911, a new emergency data service, assisted first responders in locating a person during a near-fatal home fire.

November 10, 2014

San Francisco Pilots Disaster Preparation Dashboard

The cloud-based platform is a multi-purpose, disaster preparation and recovery program that serves citizens, businesses and government.

October 6, 2014

Is Data the Best Preparation Against Natural Disasters?

Open data and analytics have become fundamental tools in disaster preparedness, experts say. But public officials aren't using them enough.

October 3, 2014

Using Data to Combat Gun Violence

Experts explain how data from social network maps, acoustic sensors and research can be used in the fight against gun violence.

September 10, 2014

Earthquake App Underscores Vulnerable Housing in Oakland, Calif.

A new mobile and Web app, called SoftStory, maps and highlights seismically vulnerable housing.

July 31, 2014

Public Safety Innovation Showcased by San Francisco Startup Community

The Entrepreneurship-in-Residence program paired civic tech startups with city departments to craft tech tools to improve services.

July 29, 2014

Appallicious Launches FEMA Disaster Dashboard

The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard pairs local resources with open data to improve resiliency.

May 28, 2014

10 Apps That Will Increase Your Productivity

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.

April 30, 2014

San Francisco Partners with Nextdoor for Emergency Alerts

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.

April 3, 2014

Appallicious Preps for FEMA Disaster Dashboard Launch

The Disaster Assessment and Assistance Dashboard offers states and localities a comprehensive tool for response and recovery efforts.

March 7, 2014

Sociologists Discover 6 Game-Changing Crowd Maps for Twitter

Use of these six fundamental structures for Twitter conversations will likely be ubiquitous, with businesses, governments and organizations all attempting to communicate strategically online.

February 26, 2014

New App Calls 911 and Notifies Family in Two Taps

Mobile app developer Minh Tran launches an application to simultaneously call 911 and notify family members with GPS coordinates via SMS.

February 26, 2014

Ex-CIA Analyst Tells How Data Caught Osama bin Laden

Nada Bakos explains how small yet actionable data tactics led to bin Laden's capture.

November 19, 2013

App Takes on Emergency Alert Duties in Mississippi

MS Ready offers Mississippi residents alerts and a game plan for natural disasters and man-made threats.

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