In the final paper, students will be required to research any technology used in emergency management that we discussed in class. After researching how a specific technology is being used in all phases of emergency management, students will be required to write a 12-14 page paper containing their findings. They will need to include specific cases in which these technologies were deployed or used in a natural disaster in the last 5 years. In describing the cases, students need to evaluate the effectiveness of the technologies and discuss any challenges to interoperability or any other barriers that were faced by emergency managers. Finally, students should highlight how these technologies are changing and might be used 5 to 10 years from now by emergency managers. Basics Writing Requirements: The final paper must demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking appropriate to graduate level scholarship. It must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling and grammatical errors. The paper should be 12-15 pages in length (double spaced), not including the title page and references. APA Format – 12pt. – Times New Roman – Double Spaced – 1” margins – with title page, with in text citations and a works cited – first line of each paragraph indented. The paper should include a minimum of 6 peer reviewed sources published in the last 7 years.

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