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S&T Integration of Video Data to Improve Situational Awareness in Response to an Active Shooter Event Fact Sheet

First responders rarely have an accurate picture of what is happening inside of a school during an emergency. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) sponsored the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and its subcontractor, SpectraRep, to develop an enhanced information technology infrastructure to better integrate and distribute video to address this issue and design an exercise to evaluate the potential of video integration to improve school safety.

S&T FRG Boston Components Communications Experiment Report

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate conducted an experiment in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area to determine the effectiveness of two different commercially available communication systems, the Mutualink communications system and the datacasting system. Datacasting is a project sponsored by DHS S&T and is currently not certified by JITC, but meets the other criteria of Public Law 114-120 2015 (U.S. Congress, 2015). This report describes the details of this experiment and discusses the results of use of these systems by more than three DHS components.

S&T FRG NGFR Case Study Video Services

This study identifies and explains the technologies used in the TechEx and presents a case study for public safety agencies as an example of how to implement video sharing systems in rural areas to improve officer safety and resource management.

Voice, Video, and Data for Public Safety

To support S&T’s mission to provide first responders with the tools and technologies they need, the Voice, Video, and Data Portfolio was established to address how first responders send and receive information.

S&T Datacasting Houston Integration Pilot AAR

On February 9-11, 2016, a team sponsored by DHS S&T and led by JHU/APL, successfully conducted a first-of-its-kind test of ad hoc hybrid architectures to provide backhaul for datacasting.


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