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DHS Hosts Electronic Jamming Exercise for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has hosted a weeklong event for public safety and private organizations to test multiple strategies and technologies designed to identify, locate and address illegal communication systems jamming. DHS said Tuesday nearly 300 participants from across the U.S. took part during the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise that was …

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DHS, ARL Unveil Virtual Training Platform for First Responders to Active Shooter Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Army Research Laboratory to deploy a new virtual training platform that works to help first responders coordinate their tactics for active shooter incidents. DHS said Monday the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a free multiplayer online tool that is …

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DHS Adds Encryption Requirement to Radio Equipment Compliance Standards

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced an encryption requirement to a suite of standards for first responder radio platforms. DHS said Monday radio equipment that need encryption must use Advanced Encryption Standard 256 to meet the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program‘s requirements. “The proliferation of proprietary and non-standard encryption capabilities has made …

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Sen. Mark Warner Seeks Cybersecurity, Wireless Comm Updates From Washington Metro Transit Agency

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) has asked the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority about its cybersecurity operations, wireless communication deployment efforts and measures to address interoperability issues related to its communications systems for first responders. Warner, co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, raised the three areas of concern in a letter to …

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DHS, America’s Public TV Stations Team Up to Advance Datacasting Use by First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has partnered with America’s Public Television Stations in an effort to promote the availability of datacasting platforms designed to facilitate communications for first responders. DHS said Wednesday a datacasting system works to help users transmit files, images, voice and videos to a specific audience through broadcast television signals during …

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DHS Unveils Upcoming Roadway Safety Device for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has unveiled an upcoming early-warning system that aims to minimize the risk of dangerous vehicle collisions for first responders in emergency scenes. Applied Research Associates will develop the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System to warn approaching drivers within an emergency area, increase visual presence of first responders and provide visual, tactile …

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NIST Cybersecurity Center to Utilize Standards-Based Strategies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence will work to address cybersecurity concerns of businesses through standards-based strategies using commercially available technologies. A Mobile Application Single Sign-on project draft published July 25 on the NIST website says NCCoE will collaborate with industry, academy and government experts as well as members …

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NGA Launches GEOINT App For First Responders on iTunes, Google Play

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched a mobile application to the public via the iTunes and Google Play app stores in efforts to aid first responders during natural disasters. NGA said Tuesday the Mobile Awareness GEOINT Environment app works to help users create geo-tagged field reports; take photos, videos and voice recordings; and share the reports and multimedia …

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