ATAK, AFRL Support Hurricane Relief (Twitter)

Our team supporting #HurricaneFlorence relief ops with our Android Team Awareness Kit mobile situational awareness tech. Providing visualization for #rescue team and evac locations, live aerial footage, hazardous area and #flood water overlays and geofencing. #AFRLTech #AirForce pic.twitter.com/C4UcaPhqJw— Air Force Research Lab – AFRL (@AFResearchLab) September 20, 2018 Our team supporting #HurricaneFlorence relief ops with our Android Team Awareness Kit …

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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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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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24 SOW, Many Others Leverage ATAK for Hurricane Relief

ATAK’s use in the hurricanes got some good coverage, because it had civilian users from around the area working with State and Local users.  Here’s an article from the 24th Special Operations Wing Special Tactics News. “We hit the ground running, and immediately had to begin adapting,” said the mission commander. One of those adaptions was quickly learning how to …

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