Dirty bomb? Grab your PDA!
Devotees of personal digital assistants (PDA) can put “survival” alongside “calendar” and “address book” in the list of useful applications, now that two companies have announced release of Terrorism Survival Plan software for PDAs. The new database application is a joint effort by Stephenson Strategies Inc. in Medfield, Mass., and Town Compass LLC in Seattle, according to a statement from the two companies. The software works on handhelds and other portable devices that run either the Palm OS or Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 operating systems. Terrorism Survival Plan brings together terrorism response information published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state and local governments. Information from government guides published in the U.K., Japan and Israel is also included in the database, the companies said. Full Story