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December 05, 2018 | Comments
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) deployed an indoor positioning solution across its entire campus. The SafeZone indoor positioning solution, provided by CriticalArc, provides the campus police with a three-dimensional view of multistory buildings.

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November 29, 2018 | Comments
ALERTWildfire, a consortium of three universities — the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR); University of California, San Diego (UCSD); and the University of Oregon (OU) — partnered with California-based GeoLinks, a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), to deploy wildfire detection, prevention and situational awareness systems across the state of California.

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November 20, 2018 | Comments
The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, announced more than $9.5 million in grant funding this year to charitable organizations around the world. The grants will impact more than 2 million students, first responders, teachers, veterans and community members in more than 38 countries, with a focus on nonprofit organizations that provide education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as public safety.

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November 19, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its counterparts in the Netherlands announced a total of $2.5 million in collaborative cybersecurity research and development (R&D) across five U.S-Dutch research teams.

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November 09, 2018 | Comments
ErvoCom selected Damm Cellular Systems TETRA infrastructure as part of its security communications solution to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). Apart from reliability, key factors for choosing the system were the flexibility and scalability combined with the open application programming interface (API), which allows easy integration of customized applications and external devices.

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November 08, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded more than $1.27 million across two universities to develop new solutions to improve the capability of organizations to understand and improve their cybersecurity control investment decisions.

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November 05, 2018 | Comments
Several public-safety entities conducted a pilot project that tested the use of social media data in emergency response in September. The project included collaborators from the Penn State University (PSU) College of Information Sciences’ 3C Informatics: Crisis, Community and Civic Informatics; Charleston County (South Carolina) Consolidated 9-1-1 Center; Mission Critical Partners (MCP); RapidSOS; and RapidDeploy.

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October 31, 2018 | Comments
Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) released a new study that looks at how utilities and communities across the country can be better prepared for disasters. Findings included the importance of cross-training exercises between utilities and emergency response personnel and the use of satellite and drone technology, along with information sharing.

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October 29, 2018 | Comments
DRIVER+, a demonstration project focused on innovation and resilience in crisis management, completed the second of four trials. The main goal of the second trial was to assess to which extent solutions could improve cooperation and coordination between organizations and agencies from different countries in a large-scale crisis situation.

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October 18, 2018 | Comments
The Communications Workers of America (CWA), the union for AT&T employees, announced a new advocacy initiative and website to increase the availability of information about the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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