Tag Archives: FIRST RESPONDERS

AT&T Announces Three Major FirstNet Service Upgrades; Jason Porter Quoted

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AT&T announced on Thursday three significant milestones for FirstNet that will support and meet first responder needs. They are a first responder-centric approach to 5G use, comprehensive tower-to-core network encryption and the FirstNet Health and Wellness Coalition to better support responders holistically. The final new milestone for FirstNet is the Health & Wellness Coalition. 

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DHS-Funded Navigation App Helps First Responders Determine Optimal Routes for Emergency Vehicles

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) funded Azimuth1 to develop an app that helps first responders navigate travel routes with consideration to the emergency vehicle's physical specifications. The app is designed to recognize and provide information on external hazards, including narrow lanes, damaged power lines and cold weather.

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KBR Raises Over $532K to Support COVID-19 Frontline Workers; Stuart Bradie Quoted

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KBR has raised more than $532 thousand for nine local and national charities at its 14th annual charity golf tournament, the company reported on Monday. The tournament has raised over $6.5 million for nonprofit organizations that support health, education and safety, since its launch in 2007. 

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CentralSquare Provides Complementary Software Products to Assist Public Safety Agencies With COVID-19 Response; David Zolet Quoted

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CentralSquare Technologies will provide complimentary use of select software solutions to its more than 5,000 public safety customers across the nation in support of national emergency response around the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Tuesday.

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FirstNet Releases New Capabilities to Assist First Responders During COVID-19 Pandemic; Jason Porter, Guy Patterson Quoted

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FirstNet, an AT&T subsidiary, has announced new capabilities to first responders across the country as coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to spread throughout the nation, FirstNet reported on Tuesday

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AT&T Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic, providing Relief Support for First Responders, Customers, Schools, Businesses

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AT&T has announced its response to coronavirus (COVID-19) as the country navigates the health crisis, the company reported on Friday. AT&T noted its new regulations to support employees, customers and first responders by providing several relief offerings.

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DHS S&T Studies Use of K9 Teams in Active Shooting Events

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is exploring ways to deploy security dogs in unconventional scenarios. DHS S&T said Thursday it partnered with other entities to study the use of K9 teams for new applications such as path clearance and explosive detection during active shooter scenarios.

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White House Issues Progress Report on Federal Investments to Push AI R&D Work

The White House National Science and Technology Council released its 2016–2019 progress report on the advancement of research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The report documents the initiatives agencies have launched in the past three years to deliver on federal AI R&D and is structured around the eight priority areas outlined in the National AI R&D Strategic Plan: 2019 Update issued in June.

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DHS, Canada Apply AI to Paramedic Operations

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the creation of an artificial intelligence platform designed to inform paramedic decision making. U.S. and Canadian organizations worked together to develop the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY, DHS said Thursday

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