Disaster preparedness in a digital environment: A community preparedness and response model (CPR) for local governments

Book Title: International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, Vol 2
Year Published: 2004
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Author: Haque, A
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The advancement in information technology has markedly increased the interconnectedness and interdependencies of our critical infrastructures, such as telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage and transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water-supply systems, emergency services, and continuity of government. Developing a meaningful model capable of capturing the complex essence of the interconnectedness of our critical infrastructures is by any count a daunting task that requires the contributions of many individuals from several disciplines. The focus of this study is developing a conceptual framework of a Community Preparedness and Response (CPR) model for local governments through to support a region-wide information system. A robust CPR will overcome hurdles that have historically blocked intergovernmental cooperation during times of crisis and provided limited knowledge about the economic impacts to disasters. The role of the sophisticated electronic interface will boost efficiency while allowing interdependent jurisdictions in the region to retain control over future catastrophes and give decision makers the tools to assess the economic impacts to infrastructure disruption in their community.

Pages: 168-173
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Organization: Int Inst Informat & Syst; Int Federat Syst Res
Publisher: INT INST INFORMATICS & SYSTEMICS
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