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Why National CERT Issues Digital Credentials for its Volunteers

An army of volunteers dedicated thousands of service hours to response and recovery efforts when Hurricane Ian struck on September 28, 2022. To help their communities qualify for FEMA cost-recovery Public Assistance funding, many rely on digital...

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How to Maximize Non-Federal Cost Share Credits [With Complete ICS 214s]

Your emergency agency may be about to spend thousands, if not millions, of dollars unnecessarily.

Every year, agencies pay 10-25% non-federal cost...

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Hot Showers or Paperwork? Modernizing FEMA Cost Recovery [With Digital ICS 214s]

  • FEMA funding drives emergency response
  • Accurate and complete reporting is the key to funding
  • Digital ICS 214s support successful FEMA Public...
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The Top 10 Merit Moments of 2021

Here are the Top Ten Merit Moments our teams and amazing partners crossed in 2021. We can't wait to see what 2023 has in store for the Verified...

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Strategic Data Across the Emergency Management Stages: How Winning Three Super Bowls Can Teach You to Prepare for Disasters

Bill Walsh, who coached the San Francisco 49ers to three winning Super Bowls, was obsessed with preparedness. In his management classic, "The Score...

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Why Digital Transformation Must Focus on Service

Digital transformation is something of a buzzword for state governments. It’s a broad term invoking anything from excitement about modernization to...

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