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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Founded in 1862, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

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Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems/ George Mason University (CSISS-GMU)

The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) is an interdisciplinary research center chartered by the provost and affiliated with the College of Science at George Mason University. CSISS currently operates Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology and Standards (LAITS).

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Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) at Columbia University

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

In 1879, the United States Geological Survey was created and it is part of the United States Department of the Interior.

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Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA)

The Office of U.S. Foreign

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National Hurricane Center (NHC)

 

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958. NASA, as agency of the Unite States government, has “the mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” (NASA, 08.03.2010)

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established by Presidential Order in 1979 and is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security since 2003.

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Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

In 1946, the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) was created in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the wartime agency Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA). The main activity of CDC concentrated at that time on fighting malaria by killing mosquitoes. Nowadays, CDC focuses its efforts on protecting health and promoting quality of life through the

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