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 serves Fire Fighters

From Isreali Tech news, i-HLS.Com: A technology originating in the US military sector is being tested in order to help save firefighters’ lives. The ATAK – Android Team Awareness Kit is essentially a tool that tells firefighters exactly where they are and what kind of fire they’re seeing. ATAK was developed by the US Air Force Research Lab in order …

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DHS, ICE Demos ATAK in San Diego

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a very complementary and somewhat lengthy article on the use of ATAK for its “Smart Border” initiative. Here’s an excerpt from the article: A smartphone application that gives CBP frontline personnel instant information about their surroundings will vastly change how border crossings and other illegal activity is detected while improving officer and agent …

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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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