Tag Archives: disaster management

Dewberry Selected for Florida Mapping Project

Dewberry will lead an industry team to complete a mapping project in Florida using airborne light detection and ranging technology under a potential $20M contract from the U.S. Geological Survey. The company said Wednesday it will collaborate with seven industry partners to collect lidar, survey the ground and prepare digital …

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SAP Unveils Network Exploration App to Predict, Monitor Emergencies

SAP has launched a new network exploration application the company designed to help government agencies detect and predict emergencies. The company said Tuesday its SAP Connection Discovery for Public Services plug-and-play software runs on the SAP HANA in-memory data platform. “[Connection discovery] will reveal previously unconsidered dynamics between people, objects, locations and events in a …

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Cubic to Provide Operational Support to USPACOM’s Disaster Management Center

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center for Pacific has awarded a Cubic Corp.  business unit a five-year, $20 million task order to provide operational support services at a U.S. Pacific Command facility. Cubic Global Defense will offer engagement, training and educational recommendations to USPACOM leaders in an effort to address the operational requirements of the …

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Engility Lands USAID Foreign Disaster Assistance Contract; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility Holdings has received a $35 million contract to perform disaster preparedness and management services for the U.S. Agency for International Development's Latin America and Caribbean regional offices. Engility will deploy its personnel to disaster areas in order to assess the damage and guide the local governments on disaster response efforts, …

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KPMG Study: Insurance Firms Can Help Address Global Challenges Through Innovation, Partnerships

A KPMG International report says insurers can identify new investment opportunities if they develop innovation strategies and engage in public-private alliances. KPMG said Friday it believes the insurance sector has the potential to help address climate change, disaster and infrastructure management and economic development issues by offering long-term debt financing …

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Richard Hamilton Joins GCR as Business Development Executive

Richard Hamilton, formerly practice director for sales at Infor‘s public sector, has been named business development executive at professional services firm GCR Inc. He will work at GCR office in Los Angeles and support company’s programs geared toward helping government clients to address disaster management issues through the use of …

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IBM Helps Philippine Gov’t Build Disaster Mgmt Center; Mariels Almeda Winhoffer Comments

IBM and the Philippines’ department of science and technology have collaborated to build a central hub for coordinating emergency response and relief efforts in the event of a natural disaster in the Philippines. The Quezon City-based Intelligent Operations Center was built through the company’s impact grant program and will work to help …

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NJVC Demos Cloud-Based Disaster Mgmt Portal; Kevin Jackson Comments

NJVC on Thursday demonstrated a cloud-based platform designed to provide organizations with an online communications tool during emergency situations. The presentation held at the Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. is part of a project to help the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency determine how to use information technology systems for disaster response activities, NJVC …

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NJVC, Google to Provide First Responders with Geospatial Platform; Kevin Jackson Comments

NJVC and Google will provide cloud-based services to the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium for its geospatial community project intended to help first responders share data in disaster response situations. NJVC's GeoCloud technology will work to connect various independent vendor cloud services through an open platform based on the Cloudcuity AppDeployer …

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