Army Leveraging Soldier Systems Tactical for COVID19

The Army reports it is leveraging Soldier Systems Development and acquisition to support the National Guard, Army Corps of Engineers to rapidly develop network communications capabilities and that capabilitiy includes TAK. Notably, it seems to nod directly to the civilian version, CIVTAK and discusses a “bring your own device” strategy. It may be that TAK’s federation capabilities are part of …

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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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