The role of information technology in emergency management hearings before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, November 16, 17, 1983. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

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  • Information storage and retrieval systems -- Natural disasters.,
  • Information technology -- United States.,
  • Disaster relief -- United States -- Management.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .S3975 1983i
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 157 p. ;
Number of Pages157
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Open LibraryOL2999877M
LC Control Number84602364

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