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BAE Systems Helps FEMA Win Tech Award

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A team led by BAE Systems has helped FEMA become one of the 10 best federal IT programs, the company announced this week.

The technology that helped FEMA win the distinction was an application that allows disaster victims to file claims online or by using their smartphones. FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program launched the application for DisasterAssistance.gov to allow users to check eligibility, file a claim, and check for updates. BAE Systems is the prime contractor for the DAIP program management office.

“Nobody wants to see their homes destroyed when a disaster hits,” said Tom Sechler, BAE vice president and general manager in the Intelligence & Security sector. “But with this kind of program, FEMA can respond aggressively with aid when all hope seems lost, and bring some sense of normalcy back to peoples’ lives.”

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