publication . Thesis . 2014

Rapid Information and Communication Technology Assessment Team (RTAT): enabling the "hands and feet" to win the "hearts and minds"

Beeson, R. Travis;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Large-scale disasters severely damage local information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. This negatively impacts responders’ ability to communicate and collaborate with one another. As a result, humanitarian assistance (HA) response organizations cannot maintain situational awareness and efforts remain disjointed and inefficient. Out of the rubble of the Haiti earthquake, a cross-organizational collection of first responders created the Rapid ICT Assessment Team (RTAT) to conduct and share a holistic assessment of the ICT environment. However, RTAT has yet to solve the problem of efficiently and effectively collecting the ICT data and creating ...
Subjects
free text keywords: disaster, information and communication technology (ICT), information, communication, infrastructure, mobile, data collection, UN, emergency telecommunication cluster (ETC), Philippines, Typhoon, Haiyan, Android, Lighthouse, Bicol University, Open Data Kit (ODK), campaign of experimentation, Savvion, Interagency Standing Committee (IASC)
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