ESRI has announced that it has received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the National Association of Counties (NACO) for “its outstanding leadership and generous support to help rebuild America after the September 11, 2001, tragedies.”
“NACO is a leading organization that brings government officials together to create and develop innovative solutions for more effective government,” says Chris Thomas, local government industry manager, ESRI. “We’re extremely honoured to be recognized by this organization. More importantly, we’re excited about the ongoing collaboration between government and the private sector to create better homeland security for citizens across the nation.”
ESRI was involved in a number of projects in response to the September 11 tragedies. ESRI supplied free software and technical support as well as mapping and application services and more. Since then, ESRI has also been actively involved in working with government and private officials to provide solutions to develop effective homeland security at both the local and national level. For instance, ESRI recently unveiled a series of homeland security initiatives including technology grants, training, and advanced educational materials for local, state, and federal government agencies and private organizations.