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Snapshot: 5 Things You Don’t Know about S&T’s EDGE

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.

EDGE School Environment Photos

​Photo Gallery - Highlights of the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) platform (school environment) and first responders interacting with the technology.

EDGE Virtual Training Photos

​Photo Gallery - Highlights of the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) platform (hotel environment) and first responders interacting with the technology.

Virtual Shooter in 100 Seconds

The Virtual Shooter, since renamed “Mechanical Shooter”, mimics the movements and reactions of a human firing a gun. This technology enables researchers to learn more about the mechanics of shooting and spare ballistics testers from injury.

Virtual Training 100 Seconds video

This is a 100 second video description of the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training tool, which enables responders from different disciplines, jurisdictions, agencies, and regions of the country, to train together 24-7, without traveling or disrupting their normal routines.

S&T EDGE Virtual Training Fact Sheets and Video

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working to develop a virtual environment that every jurisdiction within the country can access, train within, and modify to meet their individual needs. S&T is leveraging investments and technological advances made by the military, specifically the U.S. Army’s prototype virtual environment called Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) Virtual Training.

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