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Thu, 2015-09-10 11:42 AM
San Jose, CA, September 8 - How does neighborhood crime influence the way riders access various transit modes – or if they will ride transit at all? In a third-phase report, researchers have further...
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It’s that time of the year again. The time when summer vacation comes to an end and kids across the country start preparing for another school year. Since the beginning of August and up until the...
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, September 2 - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the fourth Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy launched from Space...
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U.S. Attorney John Horn

Washington, DC, August 28 - Brian Cannon, 37, Terry Peace, 47, and Cory Williamson, 29, have been sentenced for conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction in attacks against federal government...
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 Jeh Johnson, DHS Secretary

Washington, DC, August 26 - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced a “If You See Something, Say Something™” public awareness campaign with the Washington Nationals at the Nationals Park...
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, August 28 - The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, here on...
Fri, 2015-08-28 04:02 PM
Waltham, MA, August 28 - Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston...
Wed, 2015-08-26 12:34 PM
Oldsmar, FL, August 25 - The Breezy Point, Minnesota Police Department has joined the ever-growing roster of law enforcement agencies using the popular PlateSmart Mobile License Plate Recognition (...
Sun, 2015-08-23 05:46 PM
Washington, DC, August 21 - The United States Federal Government as of 08/12/2015 has 480 open Solicitations in North Carolina where they are currently seeking out properly registered government...
Thu, 2015-08-20 04:13 PM
Columbus, OH , August 19 - Battelle's revolutionary new software, ExactID®, will be engaged by investigators at the U.S. Defense Forensic Science Center under a new agreement.
Thu, 2015-08-20 03:37 PM
Washington, DC, August 19 - Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA's next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas. NASA's...
Wed, 2015-08-19 12:55 PM
Chicago, IL, August 18 - Geofeedia, a market leader in location-based social media monitoring, intelligence and analysis, and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) will host ...

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Exelis C4i has been selected by the City of Grand Rapids, MI, to provide its radio dispatch console system to the Grand Rapids and Kent County emergency 911 call centers. The Exelis radio dispatch console system, called SwitchPlusIP, will enable both call centers to support emergency calls even if one of the centers requires an evacuation. The system will use a fiber link between the two centers enabling communications access to each agency’s radio systems.
Many large mobile phone and computer makers are scrambling to make their devices more rugged, not only for field workers but also for the mass consumer market. For instance, it has been hard to not notice Sony’s strong promotion for its waterproof Xperia Z model, or Samsung’s recent launch of the waterproof and dustproof Galaxy X4 Active. Even your trusted and delicate iPhone can become water-resistant with one of the increasingly popular smartphone cases.  
Mobile solutions, i.e. software for PDAs and smartphones, have an enormous potential to improve efficiency and save big money for companies that today rely on time-consuming paper-based solutions. Industries such as fire safety, security, electrical, telecom, data, energy, power, construction, logistics, and heating/ventilation/cooling, have much to gain by adapting modern mobile business solutions for their work forces.
A healthy dose of paranoia is a good thing when it comes to computer security. It sometimes seems that every person with a bad agenda is trying to attack your systems (and that just might be the case). 
According to combat fatality statistics, most in-theater deaths occur within the “golden hour,” the first hour after traumatic injury. Combat medics are the first responders on the frontlines and their medical care increases a warfighter’s chance of survival during this critical time. 

Company News

Helsinki, Finland, and Boulder, CO, December 22 - Cloudstreet, the Nokia spin-off specialized in delivering dynamic, application-aware connectivity for guaranteed service quality, working with the US Department of Commerce's PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research) program based at Boulder Labs, has achieved a telecommunications technology first for immediate application in world-wide public safety communications broadband systems, including FirstNet, the federal emergency responder network.
San Mateo, CA, December 21 - BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has expanded their Agriculture - Automated Warning and Information Response System (Ag-AWaIRS) to now protect personnel of the Farm Services Agency (FSA) headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Toronto, Canada and Denver, CO, December 21 - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, today announced the introduction of cross-border service for its Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).  Through its strategic partnership with eLoyalty, part of TeleTech Technology, Allstream is now able to deliver the same industry-leading HCS functionality and 24/7 support to clients with locations in the United States.
Temecula, CA, December 16 - Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, was selected by Marion County, Fla. to build the foundation for Next Generation 9-1-1 to serve its 350,000 residents. Marion County migrated to the VESTA® 9-1-1 solution to strengthen public safety communications to the community.
Miramar, FL, December 16 - EMC has signed an agreement with Mercy Ships to expand and upgrade the satellite communication systems and services it is providing to the hospital vessel operator.
McKinney, TX, December 10 - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company a $29.6 million contract to install MXF-626K VHF Communications Systems on 178 C-130H Hercules aircraft. The upgrade ensures C-130 radios comply with newly adopted European Air Traffic Management requirements by providing 8.33 kilohertz (kHz) channel spacing in the range of 118 to 137 megahertz (MHz).
Seattle, WA, December 10 - TASER International today announced large orders of its Axon body-worn video cameras and Evidence.com solution, a back-end digital evidence management system. These orders were received in the fourth quarter and will ship in the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016. Large orders were received from the following domestic agencies:
Eagan, MN, December 11 - ConvergeOne, a leading global provider of state-of-the-art communications and data solutions, today announced that it has acquired SIGMAnet, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and one of the largest IT consulting, solutions, and managed services providers in California. Effective immediately, SIGMAnet is now SIGMAnet, a ConvergeOne Company. This acquisition solidifies ConvergeOne's position as an industry leader with one of the broadest portfolios available in the market today. 
 

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Detective Bob Shilling describes the Seattle PD’s winning entry in the category of “Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program” for its “Common Operating Program (COP)” that took five different CAD programs and put them into one system that could be used by the Seattle Police and Fire Departments, Public Utilities, City Lights and Seattle Department of Transportation. The project was financed by an $800,000 Urban Area Grant, but after looking at various large vendors’ solutions, the Seattle PD decided to build the program on its own.

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Stephen Meer, one of the founders of Intrado, Inc of Denver, Colorado, indicates that his company provides services and products to the 9-1-1 infrastructure, which he says is a very complicated ecosystem with lots of different constituent groups. The 9-1-1 infrastructure is like an iceberg, he says, with a little piece that delivers services to the public that is above the water line, and a massive infrastructure under the water line that supports it in operating seamlessly, continuously, dealing with all the regulations and issues in the world of public safety communications.

Mike Bostic of Raytheon points out that he spent 34 years as an Assistant Chief in the LAPD, where he worked about a third of that time in technology  and communications. And one thing he learned from his LAPD experience is that everything the military needs, so does public safety. But Raytheon is in the business of solving operational problems rather than selling boxes and devices, he says, and as a systems integrator the company sells solutions to specific sets of problems.

Rob Wolf tells GSN that NC4 products focus on situational awareness, and the company is at the IACP show to demonstrate its new NC4 SAFECOP product for state and local law enforcement. NC4 SAFECOP was developed in collaboration with the Tampa, FL police department and is a new crime fighting solution that changes the way officers police the streets by bringing them blogging capabilities which, combined with other police feeds and CAD data, display a graphic representation of crime almost immediately following an incident.