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Elaine Pittman

Former Managing Editor

Elaine Pittman worked for Emergency Management from 2008 to 2017.

Plus, a new tech tool to help the colorblind see contrast in different colors and an outdoor vacuum aims to clean the air.
The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard can travel up to 22 mph and is outfitted with two-way communication radios, a live-streaming video camera and lights for use at night.
Plus, a look at passive Wi-Fi, and how to bring off-grid sterilization to those in need.
Candace Faber is working to figure out how to create real space for more innovative thinking about how the city uses technology to solve civic problems.
CIO and Assistant City Manager, Albany, Ore.
Chief Data Officer, New York
CIO, Workforce Development, Iowa
Secretary, Finance and Administration Cabinet, Kentucky
Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, Texas A&M University
The recent mudslide in Oso, Wash., showed the power of social media during times of crisis.
After years of running emergency operations out of a training classroom in the 911 building, city officials now have a stand-alone facility.
Twitter Alerts aims to get information from vetted, credible organizations to the public during an emergency.
The Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team has evolved from focusing on traditional search and rescue to supporting all functions of emergency response.
The District Response Task Force program provided out-of-state aid during Sandy, and despite some glitches, the concept worked well.
Certification programs move emergency management forward while offering education that could be invaluable during and after a disaster.
Joe Wainscott and Indiana’s District Response Task Forces plan for a catastrophic event.
The director of the Natural Hazards Research Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Kathleen Tierney, shares information about her research on the social impacts of extreme events.
While extreme space weather is considered a low probability event, it could have catastrophic effects on the U.S. — and even the world.
A gap in satellites could leave emergency managers without severe weather information that they’ve come to rely on.
A partnership seeks to aid wildfire fighting with real-time information while operating from a next-generation emergency operations center.
Ready Georgia app provides a place for people to store pertinent information and create emergency plans.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s toolkit combines data and simulation tools to simplify exercise creation.
As eastern states begin disaster assessments and continue flood response, FEMA is forced to divert money from previous disasters to focus on the response to Irene.
National Level Exercise 2011 tested states’ abilities to respond to a catastrophic earthquake while creating links between all levels of government and beyond.
2011 exercise will focus on a catastrophic earthquake, and the eight participating states are already working with partners to determine their roles and responsibilities.
NIST data can be fed into safety assessments and evacuation models to ensure that building evacuation routes are viable and effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Stockpile in Motion Across the Nation training program aids public health preparedness.
Colorado Division of Emergency Management Director Hans Kallam stresses the importance of working together toward increased disaster preparedness.
The National Governors Association’s State Homeland Security Advisors Survey highlights priorities and issues.