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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AFSOC: ATAK Revolutionizes Disaster Response

Here’s an Article on an AFSOC Commander’s Q & A discussing ATAK (and Gilligan’s Island): To symbolize how the NDS changes affect AFSOC, Smith referenced “Gilligan’s Island,” a classic television show from the mid-1960s, which transitioned from black and white to color.  “The counter terrorism fight is our black and white core,” said Smith. “The picture is clear and we …

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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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