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January 12, 2016 by IDGA Editorial Staff
The development of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and tanks is on an "irreversible" track and will soon replace armoured vehicles driven by humans, according to a senior People's Liberation Army speaking to Chinese media. "Unmanned ground vehicles will play a very important role in future ground combat. Realizing that, we have begun...
June 29, 2015 by IDGA Staff
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April 23, 2015 by IDGA Staff
Take a look at the cyber experts who have already signed up to attend the upcoming Cyber Security for Defense event to discuss the ever-growing need to combat the intense rise of cyber attacks on the government and military. Will you be there this June 24-26 in Augusta, Georgia to meet and network with them?
April 20, 2015 by Chuck Brooks
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are launching a program called "EMERGE" to explore opportunities to create and eventually procure wearable technologies that would benefit first responders and law enforcement doing the homeland security mission. The program was established in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy, DHS’s Center for Innovation, and the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT). CIT has also picked two business accelerators to participate in a training program competition in coordination with DHS to demonstrate their applications for wearables. Wearables are currently being integrated into military applications and it is logical that law enforcement and first responder applications also be part of that equation too.homeland security explores wearables To its credit, DHS is taking the initiative to pursue wearable technologies with programs like "EMERGE" and also with a robust research and development effort from DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S & T). Dr. Reggie Brothers, Under Secretary of DHS S& T sees wearables technologies such as sensors, communications, and visualization technologies where scientific innovation can provide direct benefits to first responders. His Directorate held an event in February where first responders and industry representatives participated in a conversation about the potential if wearable and communication technologies for real world challenges. Valuable discussions such as this kind event will only succeed with a strong public/private partnership. Dr. Robert Griffin, Deputy Under Secretary for DHS S & T in a March 10 press release stated: "First responders can benefit from these new emerging technologies, not only to ensure their personal safety, but to better save the lives of those they serve." Department of Homeland Security Explores Wearables! Wearables will certainly have important application for DHS stakeholders. The future first responder will likely have headset systems with cameras for visual awareness with embedded, computers that will analyze visual data. They will have sensor technologies for sharing information in real-time with hospitals that will be invaluable for rescues in disasters. Such emerging technologies will positively impact on the ability of those first at the scene to better remedy challenging situations.
April 3, 2015 by IDGA Staff
Take a look at the cyber experts who we expect will join us at the upcoming event to discuss the ever-growing need to combat the intense rise of cyber attacks on the government and military
April 3, 2015 by Dionne Vaz
Given the current economic landscape, many law enforcement agencies are facing personnel and resource reductions while struggling with chronic crime and unprecedented public pressure. Developing tactics and strategies that are effective,efficient, and economical—as measured by reduced crime and higher case closure rates—would be of...
April 3, 2015 by IDGA Staff
The UAS Commercialization Summit brings together companies and organizations that want to derive business value from UAVs. After running similar events aimed at the defense industry, we’ve started this event due to the increasing interest in commercial applications. This snapshot includes a list of job titles and sectors that we expect to attend along with companies that have attended our previous events.
October 27, 2014 by John M. Doyle
The pent up demand for commercial unmanned aircraft in the United States is still waiting for federal regulators to ease rules banning most UAS from operating in the national airspace. However, progress is being made. John M. Doyle reports.
September 5, 2014 by Jared Haube
Cyber security threats are one of the most serious risks to Australia’s digital infrastructure. The Department of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been undertaking exciting research and development for the next stage of cyber security capability.
September 19, 2013 by IDGA Editorial Staff
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