Volcano Puts Hawaii's IT, Communications Systems to the Test

Government Technology: Hawaii’s Big Island is bracing for the potential that its Kilauea volcano will explode this week, as the 18th lava-spewing fissure cracked open Sunday, compounding the challenges the state’s IT department faces in ensuring communication systems remain up and running.

Hawaii’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring communication between state, federal, county and city agencies are up and running as the volcano’s fissures break open in unpredictable locations, Todd Nacapuy, chief information officer of Hawaii, told Government Technology late last week when the fissure count stood at 15.

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