My name is Tom Moran and I serve as the Executive Director for the All Hazards Consortium (AHC). In my years of experience, I have witnessed countless incidents where delays in things as simple as missed emails and misplaced paperwork have caused delays for days or even weeks. The problem with that is simple, delays in times of crisis can be just as devastating as the disaster itself. During times of disaster or crisis, every second count. This precious time could mean the difference between life or death. That is why I have dedicated my time and efforts to find the best way for the collaboration of the efforts among all stakeholders. This includes our government, private sector, higher education, and non-profit/volunteer organizations, all working in unison to solve the problems brought about by disaster or crisis.