Technology Profiles
New technology are developed as capability gaps are identified by first responders in the field. They represent technology that are needed, but the commercial industry is not yet prepared to develop.
Virtual Social Media Working Group
Title:
Virtual Social Media Working Group
What it Does:

To address the challenges associated with the adoption of social media, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) established the Virtual Social Media Working Group (VSMWG) in 2010. The mission of the VSMWG is to provide guidance to the emergency preparedness and response community on the safe and sustainable use of so-cial media technologies in all phases of emergencies.  VSMWG membership includes: non-profit organizations; local fire and police; local and county emergency management and public health; academia, and several federal agencies. The VSMWG hosts a monthly virtual meeting to discuss best practices, hear presentations from leaders in the social media field, and to collaborate on documents, routinely inviting other interested parties to join in the discussions.​

Division:
First Responders Group
Discipline:
Communications, Emergency Management, EMS, Explosives, Fire, Hazmat, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue
State:
District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana