White House Launches Open Data Disaster Portal

More than 100 data sets can be found at disasters.data.gov along with tools, contests and resources to help first responders and technologists engage with a larger community.

Behind Sydney Siege: Cops and Hostage-Taker Struggle Over Social Media

The hostage crisis at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney, Australia, unfolded in a way impossible a decade ago.

Washington State’s Landslide Report Lays Out Steps for Preventing Future Disasters

The SR 530 Landslide Commission makes 17 recommendations and highlights three priorities.