Your agency has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant to research and evaluate the efficacy of cutting-edge natural disaster and/or search and rescue (SAR) technology for use in homeland security and domestic response operations. Because of your technical and academic expertise as a graduate of CSU and your experience in this arena you have been hand selected to produce, and deliver, a presentation to a committee of stakeholders who will make the final decision on which technology will best address natural disaster and/or SAR mission critical needs. Specifically, you have been tasked to develop a concise and clearly defined operational model that defines how your proposed asset will be used, the benefits of the integration and deployment of this technology as it relates to your specific area of responsibility (AOR) and public safety mission, any possible complications that will arise, and how your organization’s early adoption of this technology will place you at the ‘tip of the spear’ in terms of the development of future technology, applications, and best practices industry and nationwide.
For this assignment, create a 10 to 15 slide PowerPoint presentation applying knowledge you have learned in this and previous lessons, selected readings from this unit, and/or academically appropriate resources you have discovered through your own research and evaluate an emerging natural disaster and/or SAR technology that addresses the aforementioned criteria. If you do not currently work in a field that would implement such a technology, develop this presentation from the perspective of your desired position or other homeland security and/or domestic response operation.
You many use various sources including your textbook, or other scholarly material such as academic, governmental, or industry publications.