With an average of more than 68,000 incidents over the past decade in the USA, wildfires have ravaged communities both domestically and globally, highlighting a need for next-generation technological intervention and development. The increased cost of fighting fires has prompted leading wildfire and defense stakeholders to identify emerging solutions that bolster current wildfire fighting capabilities. Budgets of state and local agencies are already adjusting to reflect the need for effective wildfire response. The share of the US Forest Service’s budget devoted to wildland fire operations has jumped from just 16% to over half of its total expenditures, and is projected to continue its rise. With a thorough review from leading wildfire stakeholders backed by technological needs and roadmaps, IDGA’s Federal Government Budget Breakdown for FY20 provides an ear-to-the-ground approach of the technological capability required to more actively predict, prevent, detect, and suppress wildfires.
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