Is Technology a Product or an Innovation Tool?
Innovation is a buzzword commonly used to discuss new technologies and their uses for homeland security. A real definition of innovation is hard to come by, as are ways to make it happen as a part of day-to-day business.
So what is innovation? At Arc Aspicio, we define innovation as continually finding new ways to create goods and services that add value to our clients, while remaining focused on the mission at hand. New technology is one of the many tools we use to achieve this goal.
Applications for smart phones, tablets, and desktops are products changing the way governments communicate with their stakeholders and customers. Developing applications for public use allows users to create innovative strategies for tackling unique challenges in homeland security.
Homeland security is about preventing, preparing for, and responding to the worst, including terrorism, natural disasters, and man-made accidents. When responding to these types of events, internet access may be limited. State and local governments require innovative methods to sustain operations when internet technologies are unavailable.
Technology can serve as a tool to prepare and communicate before a disaster, but the unique trials presented in the homeland security call for diversity in innovation strategies.