Technology Roundup: Focus on Interoperability, Safety, and All-Hazards Efficiency

Goods and services that can help first responders to more effectively mitigate manmade or natural disasters have become “big business.” Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) forecasts that the private sector will procure $28.5 billion of homeland security products and services between the years 2007 and 2011.1 It lists communication interoperability and biochemical agents (detection and mitigation) among the top 10 fast-growing homeland safety industry sectors.The GovSec, U.S. Law and Ready! Exhibition is attended by federal level decision makers, first responders, and homeland security professionals. At the 2006 event, in Washington, DC, wireless, mobile, and interoperable c...

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