In coordination with its global, regional, and local disaster response partners, the Department of State should maintain a standing directory of point of contact information for governmental, intergovernmental, and nongovernmental organizations by country. In event of a crisis, the Department should publish this directory in a machine readable form. The Department also should present the directory on a rapidly deployed open web site for the crisis. The web site should present the Department's vetted information and make sure this information is clearly identifiable. In addition, the site should enable local stakeholders to upload their own information; enabling the directory to scale to meet the crisis.
Idea No. 27