The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) was founded in 2008 to provide communities with the necessary resources to continue operations and recover their technology infrastructure from disaster.
The concept was introduced in 2001 following the World Trade Center disaster in NYC, and proposed to congress by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). Although the Homeland Security Act of 2002 authorized the creation of a National Emergency Technology Corps of volunteers known as NETGuard, under the Citizen Corps umbrella, federal budget constraints largely prevented the implementation of the program.
Building upon the NETGuard framework, the ITDRC was established as a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is comprised of hundreds of volunteer professionals from many technology disciplines. We harness the collective resources of the technology community to provide no cost systems, network, and infrastructure resources; as well as technical recovery assistance to help communities continue operations in times of disaster.
Our vision is to serve as a vendor neutral clearinghouse for in-kind technology resources, as well as a central coordination point for disaster relief agencies; in addition to providing public education to help build disaster resilient communities.
To prepare and assist Communities with Technology Continuity and Recovery of Information Systems during times of disaster. We fulfill this mission through education, planning, and disaster response; by a dedicated team of volunteer Technology Professionals and Corporate Partners.