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VIDEO: Resilience Divide Round Table

December 22, 2020

On December 16th, 2020, BlueDot hosted an online panel discussion on the critical role of communications in our national security strategy. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech sector began a conversation on how communication is continuously interrupted by the unexpected – natural disasters, infrastructure instability, global virus infections – and their responsibility…


VIDEO: Build for Future Disasters Act of 2020

December 8, 2020

The Build for Future Disasters Act of 2020 has been introduced to end National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) subsidies for newly constructed properties in areas vulnerable to flooding. In an October 2020 press release from U.S. Representative Andy Barr (R-KY), the bill, introduced by Rep. Barr and Representative Scott Peters of California, is meant to…


Craig Fugate discusses comms options for hurricane season, predicts local agency job loss post-epidemic

June 8, 2020

Craig Fugate visited Yahoo! Finance to discuss concern around job loss surrounding local emergency management agencies and public safety departments in the wake of the novel coronavirus epidemic. Fugate also mentioned the option of mesh networking solutions in the age of smartphones and how the average American, as well as our local responders, are already…


Fugate weighs in on hurricane preparedness in the face of coronavirus epidemic

June 6, 2020

In the face of the first hurricane of the 2020 season, BlueDot Senior Adviser Craig Fugate provides some insight from the perspective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an article by The Washington Post. The article faces the natural disasters expected to form this year while also battling the novel coronavirus epidemic. To…


Craig Fugate: The Cellphone is a ubiquitous comms tool amidst disaster

June 5, 2020

Craig Fugate, senior advisor at BlueDot Strategies, sat down with Jim McKay at Emergency Management to offer solutions to disaster response as we slide into hurricane season while riding a pandemic. Hand in hand with the work of goTenna, a mesh networking solutions company, Fugate suggests that community leaders can build volunteer networks out of…


Emergency comms to be next COVID-19 challenge, says Sr Adviser

May 26, 2020

Craig Fugate, Senior Adviser at BlueDot Strategies, submitted an opinion piece to The Hill addressing the next area to feel the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic: emergency communications. When communications break down during a disaster response, chaos follows. Supplies of food, water, and protective gear, badly needed in an area only a few miles away,…


Moira Whelan to leave BlueDot, join NDI

May 14, 2020

Today is the formal announcement that BlueDot Founding Partner, Moira Whelan, will be leaving to become the Director of Democracy and Technology at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). The press release can be found here. When BlueDot Strategies was started over four years ago, the goal, first and foremost, was to leave the world a…


Medium: Moira Whelan op-ed on democracy, technology, and COVID-19

April 9, 2020

An opinion piece by Founding Partner Moira Whelan was featured on Medium regarding the affects the novel coronavirus has taken and will take on the safety and security of democracy in the technology space. Below is an excerpt of the op-ed which can be found on Medium: The very tools keeping us together when our…


Senior Adviser weighs in on coronavirus response, commission

April 2, 2020

Below is an excerpt from an opinion piece by BlueDot Strategies’ senior adviser Craig Fugate, the former FEMA administrator under President Obama and crisis management expert. The piece was featured on washingtonpost.com. “The United States now has the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, and more citizens have died from covid-19 than were killed…


Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter

December 13, 2019

See how we have closed out 2019 and be sure to stay on top of what 2020 has in store! Click here for the Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter