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IT, culture challenge homeland community

In dealing with homeland security — with a community that ranges from the president’s Cabinet to the first firefighter at the scene of a disaster — ensuring that the myriad systems involved can communicate with one another is a monumental challenge. Information technology is helping to bridge some of the gaps, but interoperability and cultural issues remain, according to a panel of experts speaking May 21 at an urban intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance conference sponsored by Defense Week in Washington, D.C. “There are a bewildering array of legacy system out there, and they’re not going away,” said Matt Walton III, vice chairman and founder of E Team Inc., whose collaborative incident management software was used in this month’s TopOff 2 exercise, which simulated terrorist attacks on Seattle and Chicago. Full Story

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