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  • NGA Natl Guard  Disaster Response
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    States and Disaster Response

    Members of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee talked about the future of the National Guard with General Frank Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

  • Emergency Responders Discuss Social Network Tools
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    Social Media and Emergency Management

    Federal, state, and private emergency responders testified about efforts to adapt social media tools like Facebook and Twitter for response to natural and man-made disasters. Among the…

  • Social Media and Disaster Communications
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    Social Media and Disaster Communications

    Witnesses testified on the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google by federal, state and local agencies in disaster response. Among the topics they addressed were lessons…

  • Social Data and Emergency Communications
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    Social Data and Emergency Communications

    The American Red Cross hosted a day-long conference on the use of the Internet and social media in emergency communications. Participants talked about the need for better communication and…

  • Haitian Relief Efforts
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    Haitian Relief Efforts

    Suzy DeFrancis of the Red Cross talked about relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims and how donations to the Red Cross are collected, distributed, and tracked. The American Red Cross has…