relate to other information management systems related to disaster management? What obstacles to technology transition must be overcome?

3:00–3:15 p.m.


3:15–4:30 p.m.

Envisioning, Enabling, and Building Networks of the Future

15-minute presentation by each panelist, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A


Nancy Jesuale, President, NetCity Engineering (Moderator)

Nader Moayeri, Manager, Wireless Communications Technologies Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

James Morentz, Vice President, Homeland Security Technology, and Director, Public Safety Integration Center, Science Applications International Corporation

Chip Hines, Program Manager, Disaster Management eGov Initiative, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Emergency Preparedness and Response/FEMA, Department of Homeland Security


What should communications and other IT capabilities look like in the future? How do wireless communications systems relate to the emerging broader architecture for public safety, national security, and disaster response? What are the implications of major information and communications technology trends for how we respond to crises? How can these opportunities better be exploited? What kinds of research, experimentation, and pilot programs would help?

4:30–4:45 p.m.

Concluding Remarks


Ramesh Rao, Chair, NRC Committee on Using Information Technology to Enhance Disaster Management

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