Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

@inproceedings{Schmitt2007ImprovingDM,
  title={Improving Disaster Management: The Role of IT in Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery},
  author={Ted Schmitt and R. Ramchandra Rao and Jon Eisenberg},
  year={2007}
}
Information technology (IT) has the potential to play a critical role in managing natural and human made disasters. Damage to communications infrastructure, along with other communications problems exacerbated the difficulties in carrying out response and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina. To assist government planning in this area, the Congress, in the E-government Act of 2002, directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to request the NRC to conduct a study on the… CONTINUE READING

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