FEMA Tech Corps
Technologies that enable communications, decision-making, and situational awareness are now essential to effective emergency management. The Tech Sector Collaboration (Program), which includes the program formerly known as Tech Corps, resolves critical challenges experienced during federally declared disasters through innovative applications of technology in support of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and survivors.
By coordinating private sector and nongovernmental organizations capable of providing voluntary expertise and resources during disasters through three Technology and Innovation Advisors on FEMA’s National Incident Management Assistance Teams and the National Business Emergency Operations Center, identified technology gaps can be matched with recognized organizations to build a national network of skilled technology volunteers.
The Program enables trained technology volunteers within capable organizations to complement ongoing disaster response and recovery by working with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to:
- Install temporary networks
- Enable internet connectivity
- Enable telephone and radio communications
- Provide other support, such as geographic information system (GIS) capacity, coding, and data analytics.