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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ATAK Wins Homeland Security Award

American Security Today reports that the Department of Homeland Security won a 2017 ASTOR Platinum award for its adoption of ATAK: DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environ (EDGE) Virtual Online Training for First Responders Flood Apex Program Flood Sensors *A 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner

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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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