Emergency Response

NIST, Commerce Launch Emergency Response Training Center with Virtual Reality

The Public Safety Immersive Test Center will combine virtual reality technologies with more tactile simulations to improve emergency responses.

How AI and Data Can Increase Resilience in the New Era of the Pandemic 

While we can’t stop crises from happening, we can find ways to use data to anticipate impact and help with recovery.

COVID-19 Messages Make Emergency Alerts Just Another Text in the Crowd on Your Home Screen

Many people still react to such messages with uncertainty, irritation and intense emotion.

Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires: 4 Recommendations for Smarter Firefighting as Megafires Menace the U.S.

Managing the threat can start with better coordination and leveraging of technology for detecting and tracking the fires that matter.

NIST Awards Millions in Innovation Funds for Projects on AI, Wildfire Forecasting—and Much More

Here are a few projects that received a financial boost through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

How Homeland Security’s Biosurveillance Arm Uses Tech To Track a Pandemic

The National Biosurveillance Integration Center began tracking what would become the novel coronavirus on Jan. 2.

Pentagon Supercomputers Puzzle Out How to Safely Airlift COVID-19 Patients

The Defense Department turned its supercomputing resources toward solving problems presented by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

GSA Creates Buying Guide for COVID-19 Screenings at Federal Buildings

As the government’s buyer and landlord, the General Services Administration created a central contract vehicle for screening services to prevent infected people from entering federal buildings.

Lawmakers Push CDC for New Demographic Data on Coronavirus Patients

A group of 17 lawmakers asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect sex, race, ethnicity and other information to spot potential inequities in health care.