Thursday, June 22, 2006

City of Austin Needs Emergency Geek Squad

Amy Hadley writes on News8Austin:

When Katrina evacuees headed to Austin, they needed to be able to communicate.

Pete Collins, chief information officer for the city of Austin, made sure people had the technology they needed.

While the job got done, Collins wants to smooth out the operations, if it happens again.

"I need to put an IT group together, a response group for the city. That way, if we have this happen again, I have this resource pool that's already pre-defined," Collins said.

Collins is calling companies to find out what they can do in the next disaster.

The city is also looking for 100 tech savvy volunteers to make up the Technical Response Team.

More here.


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