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Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

First Responders

DHS S&T aiding indoor mapping capability development

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is funding the development of a cloud-based capability aiding digital indoor mapping capability. Collaboration with Waterloo, Ontario-based Mappedin Inc. yielded Mappedin Response, which enables first... Read More »

DHS awards vehicle alerting technology contract

Corner Alliance, Inc., has secured a $100,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) contract award to aid first responder driver emergency alerts on roads. S&T is collaborating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert... Read More »

Bills target wildfire response, recovery

U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) introduced two bills seeking to support efforts in California and nationwide to extinguish fires faster. The Fire Suppression Improvement Act would also protect communities from post-fire flooding and expand Federal Emergency Management... Read More »

NNSA, agencies detail radiological incident exercise

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is slated to join over 30 local, state, and federal agencies to conduct a major radiological incident exercise during the week of May 16-20. The Austin, Texas-centered Cobalt Magnet 22 exercise, spearheaded by the Department of Energy (DOE),... Read More »

House advances fire investigation enhancing measure

U.S. Reps. Ritchie Torres (D-NY), Haley Stevens (D-MI), Peter Meijer (R-MI), and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) recently applauded the House of Representatives' advancement legislation that seeks to bolster federal efforts to assist with major fire investigations. The Empowering the U.S. Fire... Read More »

Funds earmarked for Delaware law enforcement initiatives

Delaware officials are touting $4.2 million in federal funding earmarked for law enforcement initiatives to improve transparency, reduce violence and bolster mental health services. Gov. John Carney recently joined U.S. Sens. Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt... Read More »

FirstNet expands network indoor coverage services

FirstNet Authority Board has approved an investment to expand network coverage services through small-cell technologies, which would bolster FirstNet indoor operations. The FirstNet Authority is an independent Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration... Read More »

NIST initiates First Responder UAS Indoor Challenge

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new competition they said seeks to advance first responder use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The First Responder UAS Indoor Challenge would enhance first responder indoor search and rescue... Read More »

DOJ launches National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the National Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab, a resource hub for law enforcement personnel that will promote constitutional policing, improve public safety, and build trust in communities. “Providing law enforcement with the tools, resources and support... Read More »

House advances Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act

This week, the House of Representatives advanced the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022, seeking to authorize funding for bolstering Coast Guard operations. The legislation also replaces and modernizes Coast Guard cutters and shoreside and cyber infrastructure. "The House... Read More »

DHS S&T seeking first responder emerging technologies

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently released a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain first responder new and emerging technologies. First responders would experiment with and test the technological offerings during the multi-day... Read More »

Northrop Grumman to provide Marine Corps NGHTS devices

The Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation to provide the Next Generation Handheld Targeting System (NGHTS), noting the targeting device provides unequaled precision and GPS-denied environment operational capabilities. “NGHTS will significantly enhance the ability of Marines to... Read More »