Unleashing Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery

Greetings entrepreneurs, makers, technologists, and creative #disastertech innovators! Each year, emergencies and natural disasters challenge our communities and test our readiness.  Strengthening our Nation’s resilience is critical — our best work is done collaboratively as a shared responsibility with all … Continued

Launching Disasters.Data.Gov to Empower First Responders and Survivors with Innovative Tools and Data

Strengthening our Nation’s resilience to disasters is a shared responsibility, with all community members contributing their unique skills and perspectives. Whether you’re a data steward who can  unlock information and foster a culture of open data , an innovator who can help  address disaster preparedness challenges , or a volunteer ready to  join the “Innovation for Disasters” movement , … Continued

Hardware Hacking for Disaster Response in Red Hook, Brooklyn

On October 10 – 11, technologists, entrepreneurs, and innovators across the public and private sectors participated in the first Civic Hardware Hackathon for Disaster Preparedness in support of the  White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative .  Co-hosted by the  Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology DirectorateFederal Emergency Management Agency  (FEMA),  The FeastIDEO , and  Intel , the two-day … Continued