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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DHS Holds Additional ATAK Training

Here’s a very nice article on the Department of Homeland Security using ATAK during the 2017 Hurricane season, and how they started doing additional training for their people afterwards. 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 …

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Increasing Cross-Agency Collaboration

Here’s an article on how DHS is using ATAK to enhance cross-agency collaboration.  It discusses recent hurricane uses and Texas border collaborations. Here’s the complete article: When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) deployed the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) to support the complex communication and coordination needs of the multi-jurisdictional …

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NYPD Tests ATAK, goTenna

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working with the New York City Police Department’s Counterterrorism unit to evaluate TAK for First Responder use.  They are evaluating ATAK, TAKServer and WinTAK. From the Article: The Department of Homeland Security Science (DHS) Technology Directorate (S&T) partners with first responders to gauge capability gaps and leverage existing technologies.

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DHS, NYPD Test ATAK

RadioResource has an article on DHS’ collaboration with the NYPD on their test and evaluation of ATAK for Emergency responders, also integrating with another licensee, Persistent Systems. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responder Group (FRG) examined two communications technologies and evaluated them for public-safety use. FRG evaluated the Mobile Ad-hoc Networking (MANET) system, …

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