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Section IX : Science and Technology


Section IX on “Science and Technology” covers a range of topics—it presents information technology solution architecture and technology to support emergency incident command and information sharing among disparate organizations. The section also discusses the importance of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and how to leverage crowdsourcing and social media tools in disaster response. The section includes practical guidance for technology vendors interested in selling technology to government homeland security buyers, and a promising new model that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate is using to actively seek out relatively mature technology solutions that can be modified to rapidly address defined operational capability needs or problems.

Introduction to Section IX

John Voeller

Chapter 41—Information Technology and Information Sharing
Don Adams
Chapter 42—GIS Technology for Public Safety, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Russ Johnson
Chapter 43—Technology Foraging: A Novel Approach to Technology Problem Solving within the DHS Science and Technology Directorate
Michael Hopmeier
Chapter 44—Social Media and Crowdsourcing to Help Disaster Management
Jeannie Stamberger & Ahmed Nagy
Chapter 45—EIS: Goals, Progress, and Challenges for the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support National Middleware
James Morentz
Chapter 46—Homeland Security Technology Business Challenges
Rick Wimberly & David Kamien
Chapter 47—Vigilance on Two Fronts: Civil Liberties and the Homeland Security Professional
Laura Murphy
Chapter 48—Government Data Mining
Newton Minow & Fred Cate