Tag Archives: FIRST RESPONDERS

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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DHS Gathers Responders to Test New Techs in Texas

The Department of Homeland Security held a large-scale experiment in Texas to see how emergency responders can utilize new government-developed and commercial technologies integrated into existing public safety systems. The Next Generation First Responder Program– Harris County Operational Experiment at the Port of Houston gathered Houston-based public safety agencies, industry partners, DHS components and the U.S. Coast Guard, DHS said Tuesday.

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DHS Building New App for Faster First Responder Navigation

The Department of Homeland Security partnered with industry to develop a new app to improve how first responders navigate areas during deployment. DHS said Tuesday its Science and Technology Directorate is working with technology firm Azimuth1 to create the QuickRoute app, which uses more data sources than commercial navigation apps to provide responders with more flexibility. 

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House OKs Bills for DHS and First Responders

The House Homeland Security Committee passed four bills to support research efforts for first responder systems and update the Department of Homeland Security's cyber functions, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The DHS Overseas Personnel Enhancement Act seeks to push the agency to establish an approach for worldwide deployment and protect its personnel from potential foreign threats.

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