First Responders Could Gain From Soldiers’ Use of iPhones | The Homeland Security Blog

The following Newsweek article discusses how the military is now using iPhones in the field as a mobile platform to do everything from receiving real-time information in the field (including from drones and sensors), to helping them communicate better with locals (through translation software and using graphics and video) to – well its uses are only limited by the imagination. While I am acutely aware that much of what the military does cannot be easily transferred to the first responder community (since there are such vastly different rules of engagement and command and control), this is different. This is one case that I think the first responder community should take a serious look at what the military is doing.