DHS S&T Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform provides a safe, immersive environment where first responders, and now educators, can hone their skills and prepare for a multitude of incident responses.
Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE)
As Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month kicks off, I want to talk about one component of infrastructure in particular—our schools—and a new technology S&T just released that will help protect not only the physical buildings, but also the individuals within them.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) provides rapid technology solutions that address high-priority first responder capability gaps. S&T works with responders at every step and engages with industry, academia, national laboratories and the innovation community to ensure technology needs are met and exceeded.
EDGE is a multiplayer, scalable, online environment that trains first responders -- single agencies or across agency, jurisdiction, or discipline -- for a coordinated response to critical incidents.