Last week, with the exception of the massively annoying Heartbleed programming oofta, was a relatively quiet one with the typical garden variety of IT-related snafus, errors and problems being reported. We start this edition of IT Hiccups with 911 emergency call system outages … [Read more...] about 911 Outages Hit Washington State, Parts of Oregon
State emergency management
What mistakes will cause emergency communication systems to undergo excessive stress or possibly fail in a disaster, and what steps should be taken to improve performance?One of the biggest challenges for emergency communication centers is the wide range of situations that … [Read more...] about EXPERT ADVICE Emergency Communications Systems: 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts
Motorola will tap Microsoft's platform to enhance its emergency services software applications, the company announced today.The Microsoft-Motorola alliance will provide marketing and development support to deliver a rapid incident management solution for law enforcement, first … [Read more...] about Microsoft, Motorola Match Skills for Emergency Services Software
Twitter on Wednesday launched Twitter Alerts, a new emergency notification service.The feature "brings us one step closer to helping users get important and accurate information from credible organizations during emergencies, natural disasters or moments when other communications … [Read more...] about Twitter Alerts: One Emergency System to Aggregate Them All?
Screaming sirens serenaded Dallas residents in the early morning hours Saturday after a cyberattack set off the city's emergency warning system.All of the city's 156 sirens were set off more than a dozen times, The Dallas Morning News reported.Officials have not yet identified … [Read more...] about Hackers Blast Emergency Sirens in Dallas