Real-Time Disaster Management by Innovative Platform

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A new disaster response platform will provide modeling, analytics, systems development, and training services for the US Response Geospatial Office (RGO). The RGO provides the agency and homeland security community hazard analytics and operational analysis through the development and use of a growing portfolio of tools and geospatial and remotely sensed information.

New Light Technologies Inc. (NLT), a provider of integrated cloud, cybersecurity, software development, data analytics, geospatial, was awarded the contract by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

NLT, which has developed real-time disaster analytics platforms for predicting hazard risk, guiding response operations, and assessing damage, will lead the delivery of contracted services for the RGO. 

NLT has partnered with emergency management experts Dewberry and the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation, a non-profit organization that equips public safety professionals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to apply geospatial technology and information to enhance preparedness. It will provide training to FEMA’s workforce and outreach to its federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. 

Together, the partners will provide FEMA the expertise to efficiently manage the collection, integration, analysis, modeling, organization and dissemination of geospatially-based information products and services required for the agency to effectively prepare for, respond to, protest against, and recover from all hazards, according to