Raytheon sees a new market in public safety

Raytheon Co., which has been supplying communications electronics to the Defense Department for decades, is using that expertise in an aggressive attempt to widen its footprint in the civilian market.

Cell-All smarter phone is DHS' version of the Tricorder

DHS is looking to the telecommunications side of mobile phones to help it develop the "Cell-All" smartphone that features a sensor capable of detecting deadly chemicals.

Harris dials up $100M radio upgrade project for Miami-Dade

Harris Corp. will upgrade public safety and public service communications for Miami-Dade County, Fla., as part of an improvement project that could be worth as much as $100 million.

It's put-up time for the emergency communications network

It seems the government will try again to build a nationwide public safety communications network, at least if Congress agrees with the FCC’s forthcoming recommendations.

FEMA seeks social media contractor

Federal Emergency Management Agency issues a contract request for a media services company that can deliver information from disaster areas via social media and local media news outlets.

Lockheed, Microsoft software helps responders brace for chaos

As simulation software improves, agencies are turning to the technology to improve training and save money.

U.S. first responder communications still a mess

If a major earthquake were to strike in the U.S., we would be in a real fix, says the chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.

When disaster strikes social media to the rescue

The Navy has commissioned a private-sector study to explore how new technology can facilitate disaster response.

General Dynamics to assist Coast Guard with telecom needs

The Coast Guard has selected General Dynamics Information Technology to help operate and maintain its telecommunications and information systems.

Reveal Imaging wins TSA deal

The Transportation Security Administration will acquire explosives detection technology from Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc. under a new $30 million contract.

EF Johnson wins two DOD radio contracts

EF Johnson Technologies Inc. will provide two-way radios and accessories to the Defense Department under two contracts worth nearly $10 million.

BIO-key buy might be first of many for InterAct

The $11 million purchase of BIO-key International Inc.'s law enforcement division is likely only the first of several to come for InterAct911 Mobile Systems Inc.

FCC considers state, regional public safety networks

The FCC is considering requests to form a broadband network for first responders rather than waiting for the commission to create a nationwide network.

BIO-key to sell its law enforcement division to InterAct

BIO-key International Inc. plans to sell its Law Enforcement Division to InterAct911 Mobile Systems, Inc.

Alion wins Army radio frequency contract

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will provide radio-frequency spectrum modeling, simulation and analysis to the Army.

i2 acquires Knowledge Computing Corp.

I2 Inc. has acquired Knowledge Computing Corp., a provider of analysis software to law enforcement agencies.

QinetiQ NA will ship first-responder robots to Navy

QinetiQ North America will supply military first-responder robots to the Navy under a $56.4 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

Unisys sets up digital photo system for Aussie police

Unisys wins a $4.75 million contract to install a digital imaging management system for the police force in New South Wales, Australia.

SAIC to train FEMA emergency responders

SAIC has won a five-year Homeland Security Department training contract for FEMA that could be worth as much as $104 million.

Watchdog group questions FEMA appointment of contractor

Group alleges potential conflict of interest for former contractor who is now FEMA chief of staff.