Tag Archives: emergency management

AECOM Partnership to Monitor COVID-19 RNA in Wastewater; Lara Poloni Quoted

Lara Poloni President AECOM

AECOM has partnered with Bergen County Utilities Authority (BCUA) and Columbia University to monitor COVID-19 ribonucleic acid (RNA) in wastewater, which can be a leading indicator of infection rates, in the BCUA sewer shed. The team has collected, tested and analyzed more than 650 samples, with results indicating that wastewater monitoring statistically provides a seven- to ten-day leading indicator of reported COVID-19 cases.

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Open-Source Tools Could Help Agencies Gain Actionable Intelligence From Data

  Shaun Bierweiler, president of Hortonworks’ federal business, told Emergency Management in an interview published Wednesday that developers have come up with enterprise open source tools such as Hadoop and Apache NiFi designed to process and generate actionable intelligence from data. “The beauty of using an enterprise open source platform …

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Raytheon’s Mark Bigham: Graphics Can Help Mitigate Human Error in Emergency Mgmt Systems

Mark Bigham, chief innovation officer of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, has said user-friendly graphic interfaces can help prevent human error in the use of emergency management computers. Bigham outlined lessons learned from a false ballistic missile alarm that caused panic across Hawaii, such as the need to create “bold and big” …

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Capstone Gets Navy Task Order for CNIC Mobile Training, Course Devt Services

Capstone has received a task order to provide mobile training teams and formal course development services to regional or installation security and emergency management personnel at the Commander, Navy Installations Command headquarters. Work covers curriculum management, courseware facilitation, white-cell exercises, professional instruction and staff administration support, Capstone said Monday. The Naval Supply Systems Command …

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Former FEMA Official Deanne Criswell Joins Cadmus as Principal for Homeland Security Sector

Cadmus has named Deanne Criswell, formerly head of a Federal Emergency Management Agency national incident management assistance team, as a principal in the company’s homeland security sector. Criswell will oversee Cadmus’ relationships with local and state homeland security and emergency management customers, the professional consulting services provider said Thursday. “Having worked with Deanne …

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BlackBerry Crisis Comms Software Receives Army Authority to Operate, Certificate of Networthiness

The U.S. Army has awarded BlackBerry‘s AtHoc networked crisis communications software a certificate of networthiness and authority to operate through April 2019 to support uninterrupted use of the software by the service branch. BlackBerry said Wednesday the software works to relay information to soldiers and other personnel and coordinate rapid responses during emergencies …

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PAR Technology to Provide Geospatial, Collaboration Tools for Colorado Wildland Firefighting Drill

A PAR Technology subsidiary has been chosen to supply geospatial situational awareness and collaboration tools to firefighters who will participate in a two-day wildfire emergency management exercise to be held in Boulder, Colorado. The company said Tuesday Full Scale Boulder Wildland Urban Interface Exercise  participants on Friday and Saturday will use tools PAR Government Systems designed to help incident managers …

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IBM, The Weather Company Team Up to Provide Analytics-based Weather Data; Robert Griffin Comments

IBM has partnered with The Weather Company and its division WSI to introduce an analytics-based platform intended to provide weather forecasts and help with responses of public sector agencies to natural disasters. Under the strategic alliance, IBM will incorporate WSI’s algorithms and 15-day tropical forecast into its Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency …

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Saab’s Communications Tech Offerings Aim to Bolster Emergency Management, Infrastructure Security

A Saab subsidiary has developed two system integration platforms that seek to help security personnel facilitate communications and joint operations during a critical public situation. The SAFE and TactiCall products are built with a service-oriented architecture and designed to integrate multiple security systems to provide users a common situational picture, …

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Mutualink Offers Multimedia Emergency Comm for K-12 Schools; Mark Hatten Comments

Mutualink has launched a multimedia communications technology to assist emergency management at public, private and parochial K-12 schools by setting a direct link with first responders such as police, fire and medical services. Mutualink K12 unifies voice, data, video and text communications from radio, telephone, public address and other systems into one platform and enables …

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Kim Stambler: Battelle Extends Emergency Mgmt Program Work

Battelle will work with the Franklin County, Ohio government to identify the emergency communication requirements of that county’s 42 jurisdictions. Franklin County’s emergency management and homeland Security agency awarded Battelle a contract to assess the county’s mass notification system needs, Battelle said Monday. The organization will assist in focus groups …

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