A Federal information processing center designed to provide value added information processing support to Federal, State, local, and regional emergency managers to support mitigation, preparation, response and recovery within the Pacific region. In addition, the PDC is being developed as an organizational and technological model for global, national, and local initiatives in disaster management. In particular, the PDC serves as a nodal model for the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) proposed by Vice President Gore. Currently, the area of operations of the PDC includes Hawaii, Alaska, and the pacific insular States of Guam, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Northern Marianas, Palau, and Micronesia.

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