DHS to hold additional Android Team Awareness Kit training sessions

Homeland Preparedness News reports on DHS’ use of ATAK:

After the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) was successfully used to coordinate multi-agency responses to recent hurricanes, additional training sessions have been held for federal, state, and local officials, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Friday.

ATAK, which was initially developed for use by U.S. Special Forces in 2010, is an app available to all government agencies free of charge. Using GPS and maps, the app provides a real-time view of the field. Additionally, ATAK features encrypted data communications and information sharing between various agencies.

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