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NGA Holds Hackathon to Encourage Devt of Emergency Response Tech Platforms

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency held a “hackathon” event in Huntsville, Alabama, over the weekend that challenged participants to develop geospatially-focused products and services designed to aid emergency responders in the event of a natural disaster. NGA said Friday the two-day event gathered members of the academia, industry, local innovators and small businesses communities and …

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GAO: HHS’ ASPR Office Should Conduct Targeted Outreach on Personnel Reassignment Processes

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Department of Health and Human Services instruct HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to conduct outreach programs to inform agencies and offices regarding ASPR expectations and processes. GAO said in a report published Monday that ASPR should also develop a plan to evaluate action reports …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

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NGA to Provide Geospatial Response Support Services to Flooded West Virginia

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will provide geospatial and damage assessment services to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for first responders to use in areas affected by floods across West Virginia. NGA said Friday that it will supply geospatial data with highlights on severely-flooded areas to help first responders navigate waters and support faster response times to affected …

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