10 cities get anti-terror upgrade

The Homeland Security Department next month will wrap up the RapidCom 9/30 project, letting first responders in the 10 U.S. cities most vulnerable to terrorist attack communicate with each other in a large-scale emergency.

By Sept. 30, fire, rescue and police departments from different jurisdictions in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Jersey City, N.J., Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington will be able to communicate using existing equipment that was made interoperable by a patch-panel device.

The project is designed to overcome problems emergency officials had communicating with each other during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

 

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