Presidential Report on Modernizing Wildland Firefighting

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science ad Technology (PCAST) has released a report titled “Modernizing Wildland Firefighting to Protect Our Firefighters” led by, led by Nobel Lauret and Cal Tech professor Frances Arnold, with former NASA astronaut Kathi Sullivan, PhD and John Dabiri, also a Cal Tech Professor.

The report has five recommendations, the first of which is to leverage mobile area networks from the commercial and defense sectors to enhance communications in terrain that is especially challenging and dangerous for wildfire response. That sounds a lot like TAK.

Here’s a pictorial representation of the recommendations for those who don’t want to look at the report.

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