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Jim McKay

Editor, Government Technology

Jim McKay is the editor of Emergency Management and on the Government Technology editorial team.

Hurricane Harvey, which hit Houston in 2017, offers lessons in how AI might help citizens during large-scale weather events.
“We were looking for an engagement platform to connect with the community in a way that would help us build trust and help protect the most vulnerable in our community,” said the district’s police chief.
State and local governments may not have a lot of money to spend on the personnel and expertise needed to combat the eventual attacks. Unfortunately, some agencies are lacking even when it comes to the basics of cyberdefense.
First responders are using an app to help them when faced with a person needing these services.