AT&T to Deliver Country's First Statewide Citizen-Evacuation Management System

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced a new contract to deliver an innovative custom mobility solution to the Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) for the state of Texas. The solution, the...


In addition to the wireless network, AT&T will provide project management, engineering, staging and technical support of the solution.

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About the Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM)

The Texas Governor's Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) is charged with carrying out a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management program for the State and for assisting cities, counties, and state agencies in planning and implementing their emergency management programs. A comprehensive emergency management program includes pre and post-disaster mitigation of known hazards to reduce their impact; preparedness activities, such as emergency planning, training, and exercises; provisions for effective response to emergency situations; and recovery programs for major disasters. Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code lays out an extensive set of specific responsibilities assigned to the Division. GDEM is also responsible for supporting development of the Governor's Homeland Security Strategy and implementing programs and projects to achieve state homeland security goals and objectives. The Division serves as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for US Department of Homeland Security homeland security grant programs. For more information, visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/pages/index.htm.

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