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October 4, 2012

Disaster Response Efforts Highlight the Value of Relationships

Disaster Response Efforts Highlight the Value of Relationships By M. Karen Walker, contractor, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (www.nga.mil), Bethesda, Md. The U.S. response toHaiti’s January 2010 earthquake in demonstrated the life-saving power of governmental, private-sector and nongovernmental organizations working together during disaster response. Thanks to an emerging group of organizations loosely called Volunteer Technical Communities (VTCs)—such as the International