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IRVINE, Calif. -- The National Science Foundation today announced it will award $9 million to University of California, Irvine, and $3.5 million to University of California, San Diego, to address how information technology can revolutionize response to crises, including natural disasters. The five-year project, called "Responding to the Unexpected," will develop innovative information sharing tools and organizational strategies for first responders, and will be managed by Cal-(IT)2, a two-campus science and innovation institute created in 2000. Cal-(IT)2 provided the seed money for the project.
"I am pleased to see UCI and its partner, UCSD, …