Grant County - DHS Science and Technology Directorate Next Generation First Responder Apex Program Technology Experiment (TechEx) After Action Report [open pdf - 3MB]
"Fifteen different NGFR [next generation first responder] technologies were assessed for their first responder support capabilities to: (1) provide or enhance network capability; (2) route or manage data; and (3) enhance situational awareness, which included (4) geo-location, (5) monitoring physical health and (6) video dissemination. These capabilities and sub-capabilities were integrated into an ad hoc (i.e., non-permanent) architecture to support the TechEx [technology experiment]. [...] The TechEx scenario provided sufficient realistic opportunities to assess the various technologies' utility and integration with existing systems (technical and human). The scenario also provided opportunities for the first responder to identify gaps and needed enhancements to be addressed in future events. The evaluation team was able to verify that the architecture implemented and configured in Grant County was easy to install, easy to use and provided capabilities that were valued by the first responders."
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