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Open Source Resources for major Disaster & Emergency Management Situations

As everyone knows by now, the super storm known as 'Hurricane Sandy' has caused considerable devastation across the East Coast of the United States and all the way up to the Great Lakes region. The effects of the storm will continue to be felt for days and weeks as major portions of the East Coast are without electricity and flooding is expected to continue for days. Under these circumstances it seemed appropriate to put together a listing of open source applications that have been successfully used in emergencies and disaster recovery all over the world. In times of man-made crises or natural disasters there are a range of organizations, web sites, open source tools, mobile apps, and more that might be of use to first responders and citizens in general. Check out some of the following resources...

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Why Government Must Embrace Failure As A Mission Critical Value

Mike Bernard | GovDelivery | September 10, 2012

In the current heated political climate, lots of air time is given to the failures of the opposing party... This kind of rhetoric highlights two important issues that need to be addressed: 1.The right kind of failure can actually be quite helpful. 2.Negativity about failure obscures true successes. Read More »