• Datacasting Successfully Neutralizes Simulated School Shooting
  • October 31, 2018 | Authors: Devin A. Peelman; Timothy A. Doughty; Kathleen M. Slattery; Michael T. N. Fitch; Albert J. Catalano; Wesley K. Wright; Tracy P. Marshall; Thomas B. Magee; Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firms: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office ; Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office; Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • In Monroe, Indiana, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the Integrated Public Safety Commission and local public safety entities, sponsored an exercise to demonstrate the power of datacasting to identify and neutralize threats. The partnership of federal and state entities simulated a school shooting at Adams Central Community Schools. Datacasting, which employs public television infrastructure and spectrum, was used to share live video, school blueprints, and other information regarding the simulated school shooting with first responders and public safety officials. America‚Äôs Public Television Stations (APTS), the national organization representing more than 300 stations and a KH Client, has been a strategic partner with the Department of Homeland Security for the past two years in promoting the benefits of datacasting. For more information, please contact Al Catalano ([email protected]; 202.434.4207).