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Responder of the Future:
Protected, Connected, and Fully Aware

In an ideal world...the responder of the future can adapt to changing environments, react quickly to threats or hazards, and is able to do a number of functions. Armed with physical protection, integrated tools, and a network of threat detection and mitigation capabilities, responders of the future will be better able to serve their communities. How can YOU help make this a reality?


(@hoosierchick67)

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DNS corruption

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What happens if all the Root DNS servers get compromised? How is anyone going to know that any particular site is legitimate - including those in charge? Everything is done by URL now these days. Between IP6 addressing and not knowing what IP belongs to which address, I can't tell if anything is the real McCoy.

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(@christopher.gianni)

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Responder of the Future Needs to Get There First

In the worst emergencies or disasters the area affected will include flooded villages, raging fires, debris two-stories high just to name a few blockades. And the village, town or city will be without COMMUNICATION, without ELECTRICITY, without ROADS, without heat, without water, without food, without shelter- with nothing. One of our priorities is to GET THERE, and open the supply lines, OPEN THE ROADS on the ground.... more »

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(@albert.davis)

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"Calling all Pets" - Animal Reserve Corps

A reserve corps of citizens' animals (pets) that can be trained to perform certain tasks when needed or continuously as in monitoring for certain chemical agents or drugs. Examples: Animals equipped with wearable electronics to search for victims of a building collapse or lost children; trained to alert to drug activity or bomb making materials. Alerts, audio, and geo-locating information would be transmitted automatically... more »

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(@bhargav.patel)

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Leveraging Crowdfunding Platforms for S&T (i.e. Kickstarter, IndieGoGo)

Crowdfunding has become one of the great enabling platforms of our generation. Much like the internet it should be thought of more as a platform or an ecosystem, that allows for others to build on top of. Communities like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo may have started off as places for products to be funded, but now they are place for ideas to come to life. I believe DHS S&T needs to get ahead of the curve and tap into this.... more »

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(@rgibson)

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Eagle System Mobile Robotic Perimeter Weapon

Mobile Robotic Perimeter/Border Weapon Eagle System, the simplest way to move materials from one point to another. Suspend a cable in the air, attach it at both ends and put my machine on it, remote control or automated, climbs a 20% slope. Cable is energized with DC power. My machine Eagle System runs on a single cable, can make turns, and travel from tower to tower to tower for long distance. Eagle can be weaponized.... more »

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(@erickant)

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Collecting Ground Truth - Communicating data is always going to be a challenge

A Unified and Adaptive Emergency Response requires good solid technology, which has been implemented for the operation. Everyone has a different system and always will. Communicating data is always going to be a challenge, especially from the field as decision makers, at all levels, need quality ground truth information to make good decisions. See Hierarchical Distributed Decision Making (HDDM) for emergency response... more »

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(@tracy.weems)

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Body Armor Wearable Sensors

As we move into wearable technology I see the need for sensors built into an add-on platform to current body armor. The sensors would track 3 items and transmit it back to a decision maker / monitor. First: an officer's heart rate, above or below trigger points; Second, body core temp above or below a trigger point and Last, high impact or g loads indicating blunt force trauma (gunshot, impact weapon or stabbing weapon).... more »

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(@nickmartitsch)

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All-In-One Shelter and Survival System for First Responders and Victims

The lack of innovation in the disaster relief space is leaving our first responders without the necessary tools to effectively complete their mission objectives. The Life Cube seeks to fix this by tackling 21st century problems with 21st century technology. The Life Cube begins as a 5’ by 5’ square shipping container that can be loaded into trucks or air-dropped anywhere on the globe. The hard-walled container protects... more »

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(@d.kramer)

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Counter Drone Technology

Drones are increasingly being reported to authorities, but identifying culprits remains a challenge. There are several ways to catch a drone - shoot it down, laser it, set up and enforce a no-fly zone, use a net, or jam it. There must be a technology solution to countering drones and identifying culprits in a timely manner.

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(@gregory.c.lambert)

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Coastal Acoustic Sensors

Coastal Acoustic Sensors which would alert agents regarding illicit activity at or near the international boundary. The primary objective of this project would be to develop, test, and deploy a maritime coastal oriented acoustic monitoring system (MCOAMS). This system would listen for specific vessel traffic which could be involved in cross border illicit activity. In addition, this system could be linked to the current... more »

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(@erickant)

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What kind or wearable and embedded devices do we need for responders ?

The emergence and adoption of wearable and embedded technologies has the potential to produce widespread and deep impacts on society in the U.S. and across the globe. These changes are not set to begin in a distant, science fiction-inspired future. Their impact has already influenced the way some people interact with one another, interact with their environment, and protect their health. The last 10 to 15 years alone... more »

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(@msmith4)

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Take Care of the Basics First

Responders of the future are likely to have similar needs to responders today - the ability to communicate with each other across agencies (interoperability), knowledge of their surroundings and assets available to them (situational awareness), availability when needed of basic tools like chainsaws. Ten years after Katrina, these basic capabilities are still far from ubiquitous.

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(@pcdalton)

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Battlefield to disaster scene - moving drones to the homeland

Drone and sensor technology could be an amazing boost to emergency response capacity - from high altitude phone repeater and mobile emergency broadcast antenna to infrared debris search agent, helping to locate trapped casualties. Another way to re-purpose early generation military equipment, and also employ former members of the military in a vitally important support role.

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(@jc0000)

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Would utilizing illuminated personnel identifiers improve situational awareness, accountability & safety of responders at night?

Over the last few years several National ESF-9 Nighttime Trainings have utilized color coded illuminated markers to identify location and responsibilities of responders. Here is a link to a letter from one of the trainers stating it contributes to overall situational awareness & security, http://triagelights.com/pdf/providing-a-form-of-security.pdf . During the most recent exercise teams were broken down into the red... more »

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