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USCG Seeks to Expand Alert Warning Tool's Functions Through AtHoc Software; Dubhe Beinhorn Comments

USCG Seeks to Expand Alert Warning Tool's Functions Through AtHoc Software; Dubhe Beinhorn Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected BlackBerry‘s AtHoc division to provide a software platform in support of efforts to expand the functionalities of the service branch's alert warning tool. AtHoc will integrate its Crisis Communication software with USCG's Alert Warning System 2.0 in order to facilitate transmission of emergency alerts as …

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Johns Hopkins University APL Unveils Location-Specific Emergency Alert Tech

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Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has conceptualized a new smartphone-based emergency alert technology that works to provide location-specific notifications to users. The lab said Wednesday the Arbitrary-Size Location-Aware Targeting concept utilizes geolocation technologies to boost the alerts’ accuracy of delivery. “ASLAT uses the location awareness of wireless devices “” their internal …

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FEMA to Look Into Commercial Emergency Alert System

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking to replace its emergency alert system with a commercially-built alternative to increase its reliability, NextGov reported Dec. 26. Joseph Marks writes that FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Open Platform for Emergency Networks fails to meet minimum uptime standards, lacks storage space and …

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