Disaster Communications


How Special Operations Forces Function in Catastrophes ~Bob Mayer, dyingwords.net

I’ve been following Bob Mayer @Bob_Mayer on Twitter for a while and have begun to read his work online. For me the most salient point of his post here is the notion of Cascading Events within any military scenario. Emergency Manager Tom Malmay @tmalmay87 taught me about Tangential and hence Cascading events which are precipitated…


The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM’15) ~ @PatrickMeier

If they offered a Nobel for Disaster Response, then Patrick Meier over at iRevolution would be the first up. I follow him on Twitter and you should too. He’s done more to hook up people in disaster both on the ground and in the cloud. ~Bruce Biles The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for…


When disaster takes out the phone and internet connections, military and local groups help make the link ~DVIDS

Since Hurricane Katrina, so much has changed in our nation’s response to disaster, not only with our own collective cultural mindset, but particularly with our Federal response to disaster. FEMA is much improved, streamlined and focused. However it is our US National Guard/Military Logistics who have stepped up and into the scene, which is the…