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David Daly

David Daly, is an award-winning photographer/writer and licensed (FAA) Commercial sUAS pilot. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, David is a former Marine Corps officer with a BS in Oceanography and has earned his MBA from the University of Redlands. When not working in the drone industry through his company (www.vigilantedrones.com) he runs a nonprofit (www.vigilantecares.org) which uses drones to help veterans with PTSD. vigilante Drones | Montana | Vigilante Enterprises Agricultural Inspection. Aerial Photography. Infrastructure Inspection. Construction Inspection. Forestry Conservation. VIGILANTE CARES Veteran Charity | Vigilante Cares | United States Vigilante Cares is a 501(c)3 IRS approved charity run by vets for vets. Our mission is to get drones in the hands of every veteran facing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
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Cybersecurity: The Name of the Game In Technological Change

Posted by David Daly on September 29, 2021

Our world continues to become more connected electronically every day. Computers are present in nearly every aspect of our lives. Many of us take for granted how dependent we have become on the internet and the numerous devices we use to connect ourselves to the information superhighway.  

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Topics: cyber protection, communication security, cybersecurity

Private LTE for Natural and Human-made Disasters

Posted by David Daly on June 30, 2021

There are many challenges to overcome when responding to disasters. Whether the disaster is natural or human-made, all disasters share some common obstacles. If you have ever been involved in a disaster situation, either as a victim or as part of the recovery effort, you know communications are one such hurdle to overcome.

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Topics: Disaster response, emergency management, natural disaster, critical communications, LTE

Situational Awareness in Communications

Posted by David Daly on April 14, 2021

Situational awareness (SA) is a critical component to accomplishing any mission. Without a clear understanding of the physical world around us and how people act within that world, we cannot make informed decisions about our future actions. One of the foundational components of developing SA is reliable and effective communications. Maintaining communications is essential to developing SA and sharing our SA picture with all stakeholders. 

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Topics: radio communication, Communications problems, situational awareness

The Importance of Situational Awareness

Posted by David Daly on March 11, 2021

The importance of situational awareness (SA) in the tactical environment cannot be understated. From soldiers on the battlefield to law enforcement and other first responders' everyday operations, SA is fundamental to successful operations in any environment. For this reason, anyone involved in this type of work can benefit from a greater understanding of SA.

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Topics: critical communications, situational awareness

Natural Disasters and Communication Challenges

Posted by David Daly on November 17, 2020

Every year, people around the world are affected by natural disasters. It seems like when we least expect it, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, tornados, avalanches, and more strike our communities causing incalculable harm. In the wake of the earth's destructive forces, people are left to help those in disaster areas heal and rebuild. Recent estimates calculate the average number of people killed globally from natural disasters to be around 60,000 every year.

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Topics: natural disaster, communication challenges

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