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Entries in Disaster Response (25)

Tuesday
Oct012013

When Federal Government Project Management Collides with the "New Normal"

Welcome to the New Normal world of the federal project manager. Shutdowns. Furloughs. Sequesters. Red tape. Delays, Retirements, Meetings.It’s not an easy task managing Federal IT projects these days.Not that it ever was. But now the problems are severe.

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Monday
Aug242009

Social Media and Preparations For the 2009-H1N1 Influenza Epidemic

The Executive Office of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s U.S. Preparations For the 2009-H1N1 Influenza is a long and sobering document. Dated August 7, 2009, the report discusses a long list of critical issues and recommendations that need to be addressed now.

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Tuesday
Jun162009

NAME WITHHELD asks about Web 2.0 for Disaster Planning & Response

I recently received an email request asking for help from a state emergency management professional who’s interested in Web 2.0. I didn’t discourage him from using the term “Web 2.0” since I thought that would just confuse him; heck, just today I found out that “Web 3.0” has already been replaced by “Web Squared” by people who should know better …

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Sunday
Dec212008

Eight Reality Checkpoints for Using "New Social Media" In Government

I’m tracking public announcements about the transition to the Obama administration and the emerging role for digital media and technology in the public sector.

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Thursday
Aug142008

Higher Education Act Reauthorization Requires Colleges to Subsidize Copyright Anti-Piracy Efforts

If you have recently written a check to pay college tuition for the coming semester, you will be interested to know that, if Congress has its way, part of the money you spend on your child’s college education will now be going to subsidize college-based copyright enforcement and anti-piracy efforts.

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Wednesday
Jun042008

In Health Emergencies, One Knowledge Management System Cannot Rule Them All

I received an email commenting on Social Networking and Elsevier’s “Grand Challenge” for Knowledge Enhancement in the Life Sciences. I had suggested that networked access to published health science authors would be useful in emergency situations where there is the need for rapid access to high quality health information from many different sources.

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Wednesday
Apr022008

Social Media and the Spread of FUD*

I thought I had heard just about everything to know about the famous 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater, but the March 25 episode of Radio Lab convinced me otherwise.

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Friday
Mar142008

Is Mark Cuban a "Real Blogger"?

Mark Cuban’s Blogging and Newspapers, a Lesson in How Not to Brand and Market is deliberately provocative. It discusses the difference between “real journalists” and “bloggers.” I especially like his quote,

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Monday
Jan282008

Old Media Versus Social Media in Emergency Situations

Dave Fleet makes some level-headed comments on emergency use of social media in How Do You Define ‘Media’ In A Crisis? He discusses what the relationship should be between traditional media and social media in a crisis or disaster situation.

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Tuesday
Jan082008

Collaborative Decisionmaking in Disaster Response Situations

Professor Murray Turrof recently sent me a draft of a paper that will be presented at the upcoming 5th International ISCRAM Conference in Washington DC in May of 2008.

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