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AECOM Partners with FAA to Support National Airspace System Operations; Lara Poloni, Karl Jensen Quoted

Lara Poloni President AECOM

AECOM has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support critical national airspace system operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported on Monday. To date, AECOM has completed 63 tasks in 23 states. AECOM’s team of environmental and disaster response experts, supported by the company’s disinfection partners, began helping the FAA maintain continuity of airspace operations after the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

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IBM’s Jeff Talley: Common Data-Driven Tech Could Help Response Efforts During Hurricane Season, Pandemic

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Jeff Talley, vice president of global public sector at IBM, said there is a need for a more streamlined data-driven platform that could help government agencies and private sector entities respond to hurricane-related disasters during the coronavirus pandemic by allowing them to “visualize a common operating picture,” Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Chris Sambar: AT&T Introduces FirstNet Deployable Blimp to Support Nationwide Public Safety Comms

AT&T has added a 55-foot aerostat to the company's fleet of deployable network assets built to complement a national broadband communications system for first responders. FirstNet One is designed to facilitate LTE connectivity within a targeted area in tne event of a disaster, Chris Sambar, executive vice president of technology operations at AT&T, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday.

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Open-Source Tools Could Help Agencies Gain Actionable Intelligence From Data

  Shaun Bierweiler, president of Hortonworks’ federal business, told Emergency Management in an interview published Wednesday that developers have come up with enterprise open source tools such as Hadoop and Apache NiFi designed to process and generate actionable intelligence from data. “The beauty of using an enterprise open source platform …

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