Thursday, March 27, 2014

U.S. Infrastructure Crumbling - Emergency Services Sector Pays For It

"Everything is Somewhere"

The Emergency Management and Response Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) sponsored by the U.S. Fire Administration recently began a series of short info items on America's infrastructure in their always informative "The InfoGram". First point of consideration - the poor state of the nation's infrastructure and the negative impact that situation has on the Emergency Services Sector (ESS). Noteworthy in their review: "The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave an overall grade of a D+ in the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure and estimated $3.6 trillion dollars would need to be invested by 2020 to bring the necessary improvements." More below:

Comment: Kudos to EMR-ISAC for taking on a topic often overlooked by the nation's ESS.  However, one request as the series unfolds - please remember there is one infrastructure that brings meaning and understanding to all other infrastructure  - the National Spatial Data Infrastructure!

Graphic: Geospatial Information and Technology Association

No comments:

Post a Comment