Ryan Schradin
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Ryan Schradin

Ryan Schradin is the Executive Editor of The Last Mile. A communications expert and journalist with over a decade of experience, Ryan has edited and contributed to multiple popular online trade publications focused on unified communications and network infrastructure industries.

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As the calendar year comes to a close, it’s only natural to look back and discuss some of the major trends and stories that defined and shaped our experiences over the previous twelve months. Reflecting back, it’s safe to say that 2022 was a year of transition and change in

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Military

For many startups with disruptive and innovative technologies, doing business with the federal government poses both an exciting opportunity, and a massive challenge. From federal agencies, to law enforcement organizations, to the defense and intelligence sectors, the federal government is one of the country’s largest entities and employers. Being comprised

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Hurricane Ian
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In early October, in the wake of Hurricane Ian, Chris Teale, a staff reporter at Government Computer News (GCN),  authored an article about the need for communications both during and before natural disasters. In his article, Chris referenced a report by the Federal Communications Commission to illustrate the hurricane’s impact

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Unmanned ariel vehicles (UAVs) – which are more commonly referred to as “drones” – are practically everywhere today. They’re used by tourists and hobbyists to take incredible photos. Insurance companies use them to inspect the damage to homes and businesses following a natural disaster. Companies like Amazon are even exploring

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When massive natural disasters strike our nation, or when other large emergency scenarios occur, National Guard units from across the country and representing multiple different states, will often be mobilized to respond. The nature of the National Guard and the work that it does can create some unique challenges when

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Military

Last month, the senior leaders and decision-makers from the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community came together with industry leaders and solution providers at the 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). This annual event is one of the most attended Special Operations-focused events of the year. It is the best

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Emergency ResponseWildland Fire

In July 2021, California experienced its second-largest wildfire in history – the Dixie fire. It ignited in the dense forest of Plumas County, and in the weeks and months that followed, it burned through more than 963,000 acres across five counties, destroying 1,300 structures and leveling the town of Greenville.

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ATOS
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When the Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) was released a decade ago, its situational awareness and communications capabilities completely transformed how military, law enforcement, and emergency response teams coordinate and communicate during their missions. For more than 10 years, ATAK has been enabling any warfighter with an Android device to

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As modernization and digital transformation initiatives continue to take hold across the federal government, the need for connectivity and critical communications in the field only increases. To help ensure that warfighters, tactical operators, and first responders operating in off-grid locations can stay connected, government, military, commercial and nonprofit organizations turn

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As part of the Hot Takes series, we’ll be taking a highly debated topic and exploring the pros and cons of both sides. During each debate, you’ll hear from goTenna Pro experts who offer hands-on experience from working with customers and deploying goTenna Pro X devices in the field. Cast

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