3 ways mobility is transforming Air Force readiness

From Defense News, about the Air Warfare Symposium: Transforming in-flight situational awareness Pilots have some of the most demanding missions, ranging from coordinating with ground leaders, striking targets, delivering supplies, and communicating with command-and-control assets all at the same time. Mobile devices like tablets and wearables that integrate with peripherals can transform Air Force readiness by ensuring connectivity and seamless …

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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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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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