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Does social media monitoring belong in Planning or PIO?

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  #smem  /  No Comments

New Social Media Monitoring Tool: CrisisTracker

by Gerald Baron @ the Crisis Comm Blog In a previous post on making suggestions for updating NIMS, I suggested that social media monitoring should go into the ICS structure rather than be considered a part of the JIC or PIO responsibilities. This prompted some thoughtful responses from readers of this blog–I encourage you to […]

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Global Hawk Flies High, Offering a Detailed Hurricane Measurement

By   /  May 10, 2013  /  Emergency Management  /  No Comments

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Scientists at the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are testing an airborne system that could drastically change the way hurricanes are forecast. 

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DHS to set up continuous monitoring at civilian agencies

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Homeland Security  /  No Comments

The Homeland Security Department will take a yet more active role in federal civilian agencies’ cybersecurity efforts, the department announced June 25 in briefings to civil servants and the private sector. The department says it wants to spend about $200 million in the coming fiscal year in the first of a three-year program to provide […]

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Data, data everywhere…Monitoring Social Media During a Crisis

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  #smem, Social Media  /  No Comments

Buy Kim Stephens @ idisaster 2.0 When it comes to social media, monitoring these networks is the biggest concern of emergency management organizations, and for good reason: the stream of user-generated content becomes a torrent the second a crisis happens. I’ve blogged about this numerous times, but I’d like to mention a couple of resources […]

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Red Cross Unveils Social Media Monitoring Operation

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  #smem, Emergency Management  /  No Comments

In the early hours after the deadly tornadoes in the Midwest last week, social media was abuzz with discussion of injuries, personal fears, and concern about shelter. Thanks to a brand new Digital Operations Center, the American Red Cross was able to reach out directly to individuals and sift through masses of social media data […]

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