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Alex Goin

Alex Goin is a Staff Writer for The Last Mile, alongside a steadily growing list of other online trade publications focused on communications solutions, government technology, and cybersecurity. When she's not writing, she spends her free time educating thousands on lizard care, hanging out with her five lizards, animating, and going to EDM festivals.

tough stump technologies travels to an african national park to provide situational awareness for park rangers
Emergency ResponseLaw Enforcement

With temperatures regularly reaching 122 Fahrenheit, deadly animals roaming the terrain, and the constant threat from armed poachers, the park rangers in southern Africa’s national parks confront hazardous and challenging conditions. They face these dangers to protect something priceless – some of the world’s most endangered and vulnerable species. African

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Military

The United States operates more than 250 embassies and consulates across the globe. Stationed within these embassies and consulates are State Department employees and United States diplomatic personnel responsible for assisting American citizens abroad and playing an essential role in international relations and U.S. foreign affairs.   U.S. ambassadors and diplomats

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goTenna and ATAK connect military freefall operators during infiltration
Military

With hundreds of pounds strapped to their backs, one hundred mile winds tossing them around mid-air, and the thick blanket of night impeding their view, military freefall operators have less than a minute to act. In those few seconds, any decision they make could result in the success or failure

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In June of this year, the goTenna team had the privilege to participate in another Tough Stump Tech Rodeo, an off-grid communications field test hosted by Tough Stump Technologies. This yearly collaborative event provides an opportunity for technology vendors and equipment manufacturers to showcase their products and also work together

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Military

As the U.S. military faces increasingly sophisticated threats, they need reliable and secure networks that can deliver increased capability and functionality, realtime intelligence, and up-to-the-minute situational awareness to every warfighter, regardless of their location or which domain they’re operating in. This requirement has been the impetus for ongoing Department of

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Hero Games
Military

From direct combat and counterterrorism to hostage rescue, humanitarian assistance, and more, Special Operations Forces (SOF) service members are involved in some of the military’s most dangerous and high-risk missions and situations. The special forces community is comprised of the military’s more elite units that are given the special training

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FEMA working to help natural disasters
Emergency Response

Americans know the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for helping citizens respond to and recover from emergency situations and natural disasters. The agency has the incredibly essential job of helping Americans recover from things like wildfires, hurricanes, mass flooding, and other devastating occurrences that destroy property, lives, and communities. When

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In our last article in The Last Mile, we discussed how military and disaster response operations in subterranean environments— such as basements, tunnels, and underground structures, can face communications and situational awareness challenges. And these underground communications challenges can happen anywhere, even in areas that traditionally have reliable terrestrial and

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In previous articles on The Last Mile, we’ve explored how emergency and disaster response scenarios can create communications and situational awareness challenges for first responders and emergency personnel, especially in places where hurricanes, wildfires, or tornadoes have destroyed network infrastructure. We’ve also looked at how warfighters and other military tactical

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With the sun’s warmth caressing your left side and the uneven rhythm of tires gliding across the pavement beneath your feet, you peer through your rearview mirror to glance at your family’s eager faces as you drive down a road in the middle of nowhere to get to your vacation

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