An evaluation methodology for rapidly deployable information and communications technologies in HA/DR
Gabriel, James Gregory
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One of the most significant technological challenges after major humanitarian disasters is the rapid deployment of information and communications technologies (ICT) for initial responders. Reliance on ICT -- particularly wireless communications -- is essential to a coordinated response. This is especially true in international disasters due to the large number and diversity of responding organizations. Therefore, choosing the most effective ICT systems for disaster response is a critical factor for ensuring success of the response effort. This paper proposes a method to select and rapidly deploy ICT resources for disaster responsers by evaluating ICT challenges that are unique to the post-disaster environment and identifying essential characteristics of rapidly deployable ICT systems. Further, the authors will develop a quantifiable methodology based on essential characteristics to evaluate and compare commercially-available ICT systems in order to identify technologies best suited for the disaster environment. Revelations will contribute to potential policy recommendations and follow-on research that will facilitate determination of the best ICT options, resulting in more effective cooperative utilization of these technologies to improve post-disaster responsiveness.
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