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Homeland Security Keeps An Eye On The Sky With App-Dev Strategy

The federal government’s Office of Air and Marine Operations is ready to leverage its new IT infrastructure to monitor nationwide radar activity. When the Office of Air and Marine Operations upgraded its IT infrastructure last year, it was the first step in the agency’s plans to better secure the nation’s airspace. Now AMO, part of the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection agency, is looking to leverage its tech-savvy speed and power to give law enforcement and antiterrorism agents a more complete picture of nationwide radar activity. AMO wants to implement by the end of the June a software-development strategy that will let the organization’s Air and Marine Operations Center in Riverside, Calif., transform radar-surveillance data feeds from agencies as diverse as the Defense Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, and 20 regional Air Route Traffic Control Centers into a comprehensive data map of airborne activity over the United States and the Caribbean. Full Story

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