Text Box: GCCM: GeoColaborative Crisis Management

Text Box: Federal, state, and local government agencies must develop coordinated strategies and adopt advanced and usable technologies to prepare for and cope with crises in contexts ranging from natural disasters to homeland security. A desire among agencies to coordinate activities, however, is not enough. Meeting the challenges of crisis management in a rapidly changing world will require fundamental information science and technology research. To have an impact, that research must be linked directly with development, implementation, and assessment of new technologies supporting coordinated work within and among government organizations in both civilian and defense sectors. To be useful and usable, that technology development must be human-centered, involving practicing crisis management personnel at all stages.