Doug Bedell — February 7, 2012, 11:58 am

New FEMA Site ‘Crowdsources’ Emergency Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has launched a web “collaboration community” to advance fresh emergency response ideas and concepts through crowd-sourcing techniques. Security aspects of emergency management could certainly be included.

Named Ideascale.com, the FEMA site invites users to submit their ideas, the site’s web “community” discusses and votes on them, and “the best ideas bubble up to the top.” That’s FEMA’s ambitious expectation for a promising site.

Sort of  like applying social media to security concerns or, in light of FEMA’s primary mission, to coping better with natural disasters.

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