There is some irony involved when crowdsourcing for situational awareness involves gathering data directly from those being watched.
Take Occupy D.C., part of the Occupy movement, an international protest against social and economic inequality. Participants in Occupy D.C. inhabited McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza from October 2011 until they were evicted in February 2012. The U.S. Park Police used video footage supplied by Occupy D.C. to monitor the group, David Mulholland, commander of Technology Services for the Park Police, said during a session at the GovSec conference in Washington, D.C.
Read more at GCN.
The latest edition of The Integrator (Vol. 15), an information bulletin from the National Preparedness Division of DHS/FEMA Region I, addresses current preparedness issues, activities, and events in Region I.
Highlights from this volume include the following:
· Letter from the FPC – Russ Webster
· Boston Marathon Bombings and City Lockdown
· Welcome to the new Deputy Division Director
· NOAA-NWS StormReady Supporters
· Much more.
In his May 1st Managing Crisis blog, Lucien Canton discusses the need for the field of Emergency Management to evolve from from a tightly focused area of training to one of “professionalized” education.
The May issue of the JCHSEM newsletter is now available on our website.
Feature stories include:
- Disaster Ready Kids Program–2013
- Jefferson LEPC to host Mass Fatalities Conference October 29-30, 2013
- West Virginia State Emergency Response Commission to host WV LEPC/SERC Conference in August
- May 2013 C.E.R.T. Class Graduates
Full-Scale Safety Drill Trains Milford Staff To Respond In Case Of Gunman
MILFORD, Mass. (AP) — Milford High School teacher Amy Allegrezza is used to doing school safety drills, but this one was different.
For one thing, she heard the sounds of real gunshots coming from a police officer running down the hallways firing blanks from a .38-caliber handgun. more…
Video from WBZ-TV CBSBoston.com 3/15/2013