Becker, D. and Bendett, S. (2015). Crowdsourcing Solutions for Disaster Response: Examples and Lessons for the US Government. (Free registration required.) Procedia Engineering. 107: 27-33.
Several examples of how a Department of Defense project used crowdsourcing data to provide tailored, quick disaster aid are presented in this article. Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support, or TIDES, collects data from its network of federal, military, and civilian contacts, international counterparts, and private, public, and non-government-sector organizations, start-ups and individuals.