Shawn McDonald

iTAK Now Available on App Store

Public safety agencies can now benefit from the Team Awareness Kit (TAK) to help save more lives. Originally developed by the Department of Defense (DoD), and subsequently funded and piloted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the iOS iTAK app, now available on the Apple App Store, is a geospatial mapping tool that first responders can use to see each other’s locations, and communicate and coordinate better. The Android version of the TAK application, ATAK, has supported hurricane relief, firefighting, national security events and daily public safety operations.

DHS S&T Tests Innovative Air Domain Awareness Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is evaluating cutting-edge air domain awareness technologies to support DHS’s mission to protect the airspace along our northern border with Canada. Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration to develop requirements and testing criteria, S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory led a test team that also included the Montana National Guard, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, and MITRE.