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FCC Implements DHS Recommendations on New Wireless Emergency Alerts Tool

The Federal Communications Commission has implemented recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate in the FCC’s wireless emergency alerts platform in an effort to update that system. The WEA Report and Order has adopted the directorate’s recommendations on message effectiveness, increased character length, addition of URL …

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DHS S&T Seeks on Behavior Profiling Software to Aid Search & Rescue Missions

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate is developing a software that will work to aid first responders in search and rescue operations. DHS said Thursday S&T’s first responders group has collaborated with search and rescue research company dbS Productions to build the FIND software that will help locate lost individuals through behavioral pattern …

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DHS Rolls Out First Responder Data Sharing Tool Worldwide; Dan Cotter Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has rolled out an information sharing tool for first responders around the world. DHS said Monday the Next-Generation Incident Command System works as a mobile, web-based communication platform for first responders to request and receive remote assistance from personnel. DHS and the U.S. Coast …

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise

The Department of Homeland Security held the First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at the White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico in an effort to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems. DHS said Wednesday its agency’s science and technology directorate sought to prevent communication interference through the use of jamming prevention, detection and …

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Federal News Radio: Roopangi Kadakia Named VA CISO

Roopangi Kadakia — program executive for security operations, web services and information management at NASA — has been appointed as chief information security officer of the  Department of Veteran Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes LaVerne Council, VA assistant secretary for information and technology, told department employees in an email that Kadakia …

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DHS, Partners Conduct Emergency Response Tests Along US-Canada Border

The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has collaborated with Canadian organizations to test emergency response technologies and protocols along the Michigan and Ontario border. DHS said Tuesday the fourth leg of the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiments at the Blue Water Bridge crossing will work to test cross-border broadband and wireless networks, electrocardiogram …

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DHS S&T Unveils Arctic Domain Awareness Center in Alaska

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has opened a new Arctic Domain Awareness Center in Alaska as part of efforts to boost DHS and U.S. Coast Guard capabilities in the region. DHS said Tuesday ADAC is located at the University of Alaska’s campus in Anchorage and will work to support emergency …

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