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Director of Oklahoma Dept. of Emergency Management testifies on how social media is transforming preparedness, response and recovery

from IAEM

Albert Ashwood, director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, on July 9, 2013, testified on behalf of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) on how social media is transforming preparedness, response and recovery. His input was specific to his utilization of this technology during the recent response to the tornadoes as well as the survey NEMA conducted with the Center for Naval Analysis. This testimony was presented before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications. Other panelists were Shayne Adamski, senior manager of digital engagement, FEMA; Suzanne C. DeFrancis, chief public affairs officer, American Red Cross; and Sergeant W. Greg Kierce, director, Jersey City Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Witness statements are available on the hearing website. more


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