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DARPA Names Top Five Teams in Subterranean Challenge Virtual Tunnel Circuit Event

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces the top five performing teams that competed in a DARPA challenge, which evaluated the capability of software-based tools to detect artifacts in simulated tunnel environments. The agency said Wednesday eight self-funded and DARPA-backed teams developed and tested software for their set of robots and sensors designed to explore tunnels in simulated environments as part of the Subterranean Challenge Virtual Tunnel Circuit event.

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AT&T, Mutualink Forge Public Safety Comms Interoperability Partnership; Chris Sambar Quoted

AT&T and Mutualink have entered into an agreement to facilitate communications interoperability for first responders and other public safety personnel. AT&T said Thursday it will add Mutualink’s Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform to the FirstNet public safety broadband network under the partnership to help users accelerate sharing of data, voice and video across systems.

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Matt Desch: Iridium’s Satellite Network Supported Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch told NASASpaceflight.com in an interview published Tuesday how the company’s satellite network and devices worked to help first responders communicate and perform recovery operations in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico last year. “We could see this tremendous spike [in Puerto Rico and some …

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Over 2.5K Public Safety Agencies Adopt FirstNet

At least 2.5K public safety-related agencies across the U.S. have subscribed to a national public safety broadband network established by AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority through a public-private partnership. AT&T said Wednesday the figure reflects a twofold increase in the number of agencies that have adopted FirstNet since July. …

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