November 4, 2013 | 0 comments

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the eastern United States, local, state, and federal agencies as well as community groups and businesses are working to strengthen the U.S.s resilience to future disasters. A National Research Council (NRC) release notes that the NRC has issues a series of studies and reports, and has put together workshops and study groups, which should advance the national conversation on preparedness and resilience:

October 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Earthquake early warning systems may provide the public with crucial seconds to prepare for severe shaking. For California, a new study suggests upgrading current technology and relocating some seismic stations would improve the warning time, particularly in areas poorly served by the existing network — south of San Francisco Bay Area to north Los Angeles and north of the San Francisco Bay Area:

October 31, 2013 | 0 comments

Like all PopTech audiences, the crowd attending the upcoming event, "The City Resilient," will be filled with people of extraordinary talent and knowledge. As examples, PopTech asked a handful of these thought leaders to answer three questions about their work and their views on community resilience. Here is John Crowley, Lead, Open Data for Resilience Partnerships at the World Bank/GFDRR:

October 31, 2013 | 0 comments

STAR-TIDES is reassessing their social media strategy to communicate effectively, encourage engagement, and incorporate members in discussions more. An active and vibrant STAR-TIDES community that shares thoughts, ideas, and information is critical to the goal of sharing sustainable solutions for development and emergency support, and we need your help. Obtaining feedback from the STAR-TIDES Network is vital to these efforts.

Please click here to take a 6 Question survey that will take 1-3 minutes to complete. Thank you so much for your time!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Gorman, Research & Program Associate with TIDES in the Center for Technology & National Security Policy at National Defense University at 202-685-3916 or

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October 30, 2013 | 0 comments


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