DHS: TAK Impact Grows

Here’s an article from DHS describing their growing use of The Team Awareness Kit (TAK), its impact on their operations, how they’ve used it this year and where they’ve used it. Here’s the whole article: The Team Awareness Kit (TAK) is a digital tool that greatly enhances coordination and collaboration among response teams. This innovative solution enables tactical data to …

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DHS TAK Spec Sheet

DHS published a Team Awareness Kit Fact sheet last month that I just noticed. It covers what they’ve been doing for the last couple of years with TAK, and thee dozen or so big event that they’ve used it with. They point out that: DHS deploys the Team Awareness Kit (TAK) to support the complex communication and coordination needs of …

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ATAK bridging cultural divide?

DefenseNews.com has an article on Mavin, which gets an ATAK mention. Here’s a few more paragraphs for the context: The perception problem Unsurprisingly, the Maven case frequently came up during the discussion. Panelists largely agreed there is a perception problem about DoD in Silicon Valley, but disagreed on how to tackle it. Trae Stephens, a co-founder at Anduril Industries and at principal …

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TAK used in joint DHS NYC exercise

American Security Today has a report of ATAK’s testing by DHS and New York City’s civil government: In the early hours of October 29, 2017, over 200 first responders participated in a critical incident exercise and technology assessment conducted by DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in partnership with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the New York Fire Department (FDNY), and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Over …

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DHS to hold additional Android Team Awareness Kit training sessions

Homeland Preparedness News reports on DHS’ use of ATAK: After the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) was successfully used to coordinate multi-agency responses to recent hurricanes, additional training sessions have been held for federal, state, and local officials, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Friday. ATAK, which was initially developed for use by U.S. Special Forces in 2010, …

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