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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

Partners set standards for emergency communications

Two cooperative research and development agreements, between the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the First Responder Network Authority and more than 75 industry partners, have made emergency service communication easier. Network towers generally can support approximately 600... Read More »

CBP opens new consolidated air facility

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel recently joined the agency’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and National Air Security Operations Center - Grand Forks (NASOC-GF) in opening a new air facility. “We have a lot to celebrate here today,” Jonathan Miller, executive director of... Read More »

Federal grants to aid Connecticut fire departments

Fire departments in Middletown, Manchester, Bristol, and Southington, Conn., have been awarded more than $595,000 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). “These grants represent the hard work and sacrifice of our firefighters and first responders in Middletown, Manchester, Bristol,... Read More »

Baltimore to receive funding for disaster preparedness

The City of Baltimore received Monday a $937,700 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve the city’s preparedness for disasters and catastrophes. The funding was awarded through the DHS Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program, which seeks to expand... Read More »

Raytheon secures ESSM Block 2 contract

Raytheon has secured a $190 million low-rate Navy contract to produce ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles) Block 2 units featuring a guidance system with dual mode active and semi-active radar. “ESSM plays a critical role in protecting Navy sailors worldwide and our international partners share... Read More »

Artifical intelligence aids opioid challenges

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officials said the agency is using artificial intelligence (AI) to address the opioid epidemic, one of the nation’s leading health challenges. The recent DIA DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Florida served as the backdrop for Brian Drake, the DIA’s Science and... Read More »