BAE Systems and Eye Street Solutions Develop Crowdsourcing Feature to
Enhance FEMA's App
MCLEAN, Va. -- December 18, 2013
BAE Systems and Eye Street Solutions, Inc., have launched an add-on feature to
the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) official mobile app that is
designed to enhance situational awareness for citizens, first responders,
emergency managers, and recovery teams during an emergency or following a
The app’s new Disaster Reporter feature allows users to upload photos and
report important incident information from their smartphones. All data
collected is pinpointed on an interactive map, thanks to the GPS technology
within the user’s smartphone. The feature was developed alongside FEMA’s
Digital Engagement team.
“Disasters affecting a large number of people spread across a wide
geographical area present a significant challenge for emergency responders and
community relief volunteers,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’
Intelligence & Security sector. “Crowdsourcing enables FEMA to quickly provide
real-time images and intelligence to the people who need it to make decisions
on when and where to deploy resources.”
The Disaster Reporter feature was first utilized by FEMA as it coordinated its
response to the deadly and destructive September flooding disaster in
BAE Systems and Eye Street Solutions worked with FEMA’s Digital Engagement
team to launch the first release of FEMA's smartphone app for mobile devices
in October 2011. The FEMA App contains disaster safety tips, an interactive
emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information, and a map to
locate open shelters and FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers. The Disaster Reporter
feature expands on the base platform.
The Disaster Reporter feature is currently available for the Android and iOS
versions of the FEMA app.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a global defense,
aerospace and security company. BAE Systems, Inc., employs more than 40,000
and delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval
forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology
solutions and customer support services. For more information, visit
About Eye Street Solutions, Inc.
Eye Street Solutions is a web and mobile technology company that helps
government and commercial organizations rapidly develop and implement
cost-effective web and mobile solutions to solve their business challenges.
We are experts in Web content management with over a decade of experience
designing, developing and implementing complex web content management
solutions using leading web content management systems.We also place a
premium on usability and technical project management to ensure that we
develop solutions that deliver a superb user experience on schedule and within
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