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Ready or Not: The Challenges of Adopting Technology

The speed at which technology has advanced in recent years is mind blowing, but many public safety agencies struggle to understand available technology. The bottom line is that technology is not going away. Leaders and administrators must seek to understand how technology works, how it can be applied, and, most importantly, how it can help further their mission of protecting and serving the public.

In the month of July, In Public Safety will feature articles written by American Military University faculty members about the benefits and challenges of technology in public safety agencies.

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FEMA’s Fugate says Social Media is Valuable, but ‘No Tweet Stops the Bleeding’

Craig Fugate, Administrator of FEMA, gives a keynote address at Tech@State about the agency's use of social media and technology.

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate doesn’t pretend to be the biggest proponent of social media or even technology in general. “I don’t care about the technology, what I care about is what people use to communicate, the information they share and things they are doing that can help me make a better decision faster–not necessarily more accurate, but faster—to change outcomes,” he said during a February 3 presentation the Tech@State conference.

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Michael Sale

Bridging the Border: The Impact of Social Media for Agencies Around the World

Michael Sale served with the Toronto Police for 30 years and is a is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is currently a law enforcement education coordinator with American Military University.

The social media revolution, or evolution, has taken off in Canada, particularly within law enforcement agencies.

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