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  • The White House has recently issued an information sharing policy that, while not directly mentioning GIS, contains policy directions that pertain to GIS.
  • Chapter 13 from the book “CIO Leadership for Public Safety Communications” and published by Public Technology Institute ( , was written by PTI President Alan Shark in consultation with the New York GIS Community!  The chapter discusses GIS use for disaster preparedness and response.  It focuses on strategies for inte-ragency collaboration, discusses a variety of geospatial resources, and looks at ways to achieve a common operational picture.
  • Earth Science Week is October 13 – 19, 2013 and the theme is Mapping Out World.  The  American Geosciences Institute says, “This year’s event will promote awareness of the many exciting uses of maps and mapping technologies in the geosciences.”