This past June, leaders of America's technology community provided Congress with input on ways to improve delivery of information during disasters. Chief among those ideas was ensuring information is provided in open, machine-readable formats. In a later discussion with Emergency Management magazine, Nigel Snoad, leader of the Google Crisis Response Team provided details to go with those comments to Congress. More below:
(Government Technology, August 20, 2013)
Comment: Although this item was previously posted on our companion Linkedin page, it warrants re-posting here because of the power of the message. I have re-read this article a half-a-dozen times, and every time I find a nuance that's insightful. Hopefully, you will too!