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ShakenFury2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate is supporting  the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and its vision of a prepared and resilient nation.  DHS S&T will partner with key stakeholders for FEMA’s Shaken Fury 2019 exercise which simulates the response and recovery to a 7.7 magnitude earthquake scenario. The Shaken Fury exercise will take place May 29 to June 7, 2019 near Memphis, Tennessee.

CISA at IWCE 2019: Day Two

Highlights from Day Two at IWCE include “Emergency Communications is Undergoing Unprecedented Change… Is Your State Ready?”; Protections, Capabilities, and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols:; and “Interoperability: ISSI, CSSI, DFSI”.Highlights from Day Two at IWCE include “Emergency Communications is Undergoing Unprecedented Change… Is Your State Ready?”; Protections, Capabilities, and Real-World Deployments of Encryption Protocols:; and “Interoperability: ISSI, CSSI, DFSI”.

CISA at IWCE 2019: Day One

Highlights from Day One at IWCE include "P25 for the Future: New Products, Applications, Interoperability, and Security" and "COML Update: Managing Information at the Incident."

S&T will be at SXSW 2019

Andre Hentz, S&T Deputy Under Secretary and Robert Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will be presenting at SXSW on “Building Resilient Cities,” with former Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley and Rachel Horn from the Consumer Technology Association.

S&T Automated Driver and Responder Alert System Operational Field Assessment Report

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Technologies Division initiated a project with the goal of enhancing roadway safety for first responders. Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) developed the Automated Driver and Responder Alert System (ADRAS) prototype to assist in reaching this goal.

Harris XL-185M Mobile Subscriber

The 2017 CAI CAB Testing documentation was submitted to and approved by DHS. The XL-185M Mobile Subscriber is considered Approved (Grant-Eligible) Equipment. The SDOC will be posted once it has completed the DHS administrative website publishing review. In the meantime, the SDOC and STR are available upon request to P25CAP@hq.dhs.gov.

Release of 2019 Public Safety Communications Evolution Brochure

The SAFECOM Education and Outreach Committee, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Public Safety Communications Evolution Brochure. The updated Evolution Brochure analyzes the current public safety communications landscape, describes the evolution of public safety communications, and features considerations for how both land mobile radio (LMR) systems and long term evolution (LTE) technology can operate concurrently during emergency response operations.

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