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WIN 2016-2017

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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(WIN-T) tactical communications network to provide commercial 4G and Wi-Fi, commercial phone and internet access, and the ability to connect all the different types of radios that various responders bring to an incident site. The system also enables interconnection between cell phones, internet telephones, military and first responder radios for seamless collaboration. "WIN-T is a very robust network that enables joint and coalition forces to communicate all around the world, and the DIRECT system leverages that advanced military technology and infrastructure to enable Guardsmen to provide reliable communications to first responders and other agencies in the most critical domestic situations," said Lt. Col. Mark Henderson, product manager for WIN-T Increment 1, which manages the DIRECT program for the Army and the ARNG. In November, the Army conducted a DIRECT pilot in Towson and Reisterstown, Maryland (Md.), supported by MD ARNG Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment and the 629th Network Support Company (NSC). The primary purpose of the pilot was to provide training on the DIRECT equipment and allow Soldiers to operate the equipment and provide feedback to the WIN-T INC 1 program office ahead of future fielding. Soldiers from the Maryland Army National Guard train on Commercial 4G LTE and Commercial Wi-Fi capabilities that are part of the soon to be fielded Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal (DIRECT) tool kit. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Adrian Smith, PM WIN-T) To learn more or to register, visit the Conference website: Save the Date The Return of the DLA Energy Conference 2100+ Energy Professionals 150+ Leading Vendors April 10 - 12, 2017 CAPABILITIES SPOTLIGHT INCIDENT RESPONSE COMMUNICATIONS Winter 2016/2017 | S&BP AND CST & CBRNE | 25

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