Public Private Partnerships- Building Relationships for the Future

Leverage Open Data and Private sector for Innovative Apps

By opening more recovery data to the public, we can leverage the private sector through competitions with prizes to create innovative applications that would not only help our survivors find more resources more easily, but also assist our Disaster Surivor Assistance Teams in accomplishing their mission on the ground. Mobile is the future, and FEMA's software infrastructure must catch up in that regard. Examples would include Rental Resources, Hotel Resources, and more. This video explains how Xavier Hughes is accomplishing this at the Department of Labor:

If you want to get really crazy, remake Web NEMIS to be more mobile friendly.

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