Situational Awareness

DHS casts wide net for future tech

The Department of Homeland Security has launched several programs to engage the public, first responders, industry representatives, academia and government officials in shaping the future of homeland security technology.

FirstNet gives responders access to commercial technology

FirstNet will revolutionize public safety by providing a common, standards-based network that is constantly improved by advancements in commercial technology.

Unmanned convoy passes second driving demo

The Army’s Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System successfully completed the latest round of tests validating the concept of driverless military-truck convoys.

App aims to turn Google Glass into a situational awareness tool

BAE Systems' GXP Xplorer Snap mobile app is being designed to speed delivery of intelligence and other situational data to first responders.

DOD may get helmet-mounted display

BAE’s Q-Warrior increases the soldier's situational awareness by providing textual information on warnings and threats as well as enhanced visual tools.

Free situational awareness app gaining traction among California firefighters

The Next-Generation Incident Command System is being used by emergency management agencies in California for planning, response and recovery for risky and hazardous events – many of them wildfires.

DARPA seeks to automate battlefield decision aids

Advanced algorithms, software and human-machine interfaces are needed to help battlefield commanders manage the growing scale and complexity of operations.

Iridium GO! creates Wi-Fi hot spot for smartphones almost anywhere

Iridium GO! is a pocket-sized receiver/transmitter that can also serve as a hot spot, allowing up to five users within a 100-foot radius to make phone calls, send text messages and connect to the Internet.

IP video surveillance puts more 'eyes' on waterway traffic

A vast traffic-monitoring network has been deployed to make sure that all can safely navigate the waters with minimal interference.

New York tests video analytics for foot traffic

New York City has partnered with analytics firm Placemeter to map the flow of pedestrian traffic through the city to help understand and anticipate the demand for new public services and business opportunities.

Tecore expands 3G/4G platforms for rapid response comm

Tecore Networks expands its Raven platform with a 3G/4G network designed for the rapid deployment of voice, text and video communications.

Analytics pump up Super Bowl security game plan

With the Haystax Public Safety Cloud, New York and New Jersey security officials can analyze real-time data to assess potential threats to America's biggest sports spectacle.

Austin Police move in-car video into the 21st century

The Austin Police Department replaced its aging VHS video recording system with a faster, greener, more cost-effective digital system to document police activity on the streets.

Rutgers' RTM Dx makes crime prediction affordable

RTM Dx is a free tool developed by researchers at Rutgers University's School of Criminal Justice to help police predict where crimes are going to occur.

App users boost situational awareness on campus

LiveSafe makes reporting suspicious activity easier and gives safety officials a multilayer platform to increase safety awareness.

'User jury' helps Army improve future battle command system

The Army is setting up a three-day event to gather feedback from soldiers on the performance of its next generation battle command system.

Richmond fixes bad connection with local alarm companies

A public safety team in Richmond, Va., set off on a two-year quest to shorten the time between when alarm companies contact emergency services and when help is dispatched.