Tag Archives: NICS

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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Loretta Lynch: DOJ to Initially Hire Contractors for FBI’s Gun Buyer Background Check System

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department will initially employ contractors to immediately fill positions at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that works to conduct background investigations on gun purchasers, GovExec reported Wednesday. “Because we need to move as quickly as possible, we will likely hire …

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DHS Starts Emergency Response Tool Transition to Commercial Market

The Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security is in the process of transitioning the Next-Generation Incident Command System technology to California-based nonprofit Worldwide Incident Command Services. DHS said Thursday WICS will offer the NICS emergency response tool to first responders and emergency planners as a low-cost service following the completion of the …

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