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Crowdsourcing Disaster Relief

On April 14, 2014 By Erin Frankrone

I couldn’t miss another opportunity to extol the virtues and rise of crowdsourcing.  Devotees to the JETLaw blog may recall my earlier post and note about the crowdsourcing phenomenon.

In the wake of tragedy and mystery following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the [...]

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Big Brother's Countdown: Census 2010 via GPS

On July 22, 2009 By JETLaw

The countdown to Census 2010 is upon us, but is the U.S. Census Bureau satisfied with the progress of its quest to go high-tech?

The U.S. Census Bureau is charged with assessing the U.S. population and demographics every 10 years, and the next assessment will occur in 2010. In preparation, 140,000 [...]

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Fighting Drugs from Outer Space

On May 21, 2009 By JETLaw

The United States intelligence community has taken the fight against Mexican drug cartels to outer space. R. Scott Zikmanis, deputy director of operations for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), revealed that satellites are being used to photograph “Mexican narcotics operations and [to] anticipate smuggling attempts into the United States.”  His agency typically works with [...]

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