Public Safety Advocate New Summary: Week of August 30, 2013

First Appeared: Fri Aug 30 11:28:35 2013
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From: Public Safety News/Intelligence

Good Morning!

Light news but some important news as well. The week after the APCO Conference I am surprised that there was not more news from the Conference.

FirstNet’s pressance at the APCO Conference was noticeable. Many of the Board Members were there, as was the Chairman of FirstNet as well as many of the contractor consultants. They took an active part in the events, sessions, and I saw most of them walking the show floor and visiting with many of the vendors.

NASTD 2013: FirstNet Won’t Replace LMR NetworksStateTech Magazine via Google Alerts
Aug 29 15:56 One common misconception about the FirstNet nationwide public-safety broadband network is that it replaces existing Land Mobile Radio networks. That’s not

Homeland Security, Judiciary, Get Federal Grants Totaling $729300Pacific News Center via Google Alerts
Aug 29 20:55 “The development of this broadband network will help advance public safety communications on Guam and throughout the country and support first responders’

Applications are key to FirstNet successUrgent Communications via Google Alerts
Aug 29 16:55 Public-safety personnel do utilize some broadband applications, but those typically are accessed via commercial wireless networks, which often are unavailable

FirstNet compiles roadmap for devices coming to marketFierce Mobile Government via Google Alerts
Aug 28 10:55 First Responder Network Authority completed its analysis of 54 responses to its April 15 request for information for wireless devices and compiled a near-term

FCC addresses 911 services at APCO 2013Police News via Google Alerts
Aug 27 14:56 During the Federal Communications Commission update session at APCO 2013 last week, David Furth, who serves as deputy chief of the FCC’s Public Safety

Public Safety: LTE PTT?DailyWireless
Aug 26 15:21 At the annual Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials conference in Anaheim last week, APCO agreed to work with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to foster and promote mobile apps for public safety. is their website and app store, with a collection of applications are for use by the general public and first responders….

FirstNet GM D’Agostino on procurement: ‘Winner-take-all’ approach …Urgent Communications via Google Alerts
Aug 25 07:55 As FirstNet completes its first year of existence, considerable attention has been focused on the public-safety user requirements for the broadband network,

NTIA Awards Additional SLIGP Grants to Assist FirstNet Planning …cfranz via Google Alerts
Aug 24 01:55 The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week awarded grants under the State and Local

Critic: NTIA’s Mobile Privacy Push has FailedCIO
Aug 30 06:45 Privacy advocates say the agency’s multistakeholder process on privacy was flawed

Military spectrum among bands proposed for commercial useFierce Mobile Government via Google Alerts
Aug 28 13:55 The Federal Communications Commission proposed three spectrum bands for mobile broadband, including one band used by a range of military services, in a

Broadcasters, Satellite Operators Urge FCC To Minimize …Bloomberg BNA via Google Alerts
Aug 28 10:55 In May the FCC sought comment on proposed rules sought by Qualcomm Inc., for terrestrial-based air-ground mobile broadband services for airplane

When a telecommunicator is on her game, it’s a beautiful soundUrgent Communications via Google Alerts
Aug 28 00:55 Last week, I wrote about an educational session at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim, Calif. During the

Spectrum Clearing and SharingWireless Week via Google Alerts
Aug 27 21:56 As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Congress, the Department of Defense

The first police application for Google Glass?Police News via Google Alerts
Aug 27 18:56 FirstNet promises a dedicated voice and data network — operated over the national cellular matrix — that is designed to improve public safety communications

Rebanding concerns dominate FCC spectrum policy update at …Police News via Google Alerts
Aug 27 18:56 On the first full day of the Association of Public-Safety Communications …

Voiance Exhibits at APCO National Show via Google Alerts
Aug 27 10:56 APCO is an international leader committed to providing complete public safety communications expertise, professional development, technical assistance,

BT to stop offering dial-up internet from 1 via Google Alerts
Aug 27 10:56 A CLA spokesperson told the Telegraph: “We are concerned about the decision by BT to cut off the narrowband service and we are seeking to clarify the

The Future of Broadband: Why Fix It if It’s Not BrokenHuffington Post via Google Alerts
Aug 26 12:55 During the early years of the Internet, then-President Bill Clinton and FCC Chairman William Kennard understood that encouraging innovation through market

Motorola Solutions Remains via Google Alerts
Aug 23 08:56 Motorola Solutions has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to install a standard-based public safety broadband network for mission-critical

Raytheon provides public safety a bridge from land mobile radios to … via Google Alerts
Aug 23 05:55 Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will demonstrate the integration of commercial smartphones and tablets with the INTEROP-7000â„¢ Suite at APCO

NTIA’s mobile privacy push has failed, groups sayComputerworld via Google Alerts
Aug 29 21:56 The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s year-long …

BT to close down via Google Alerts
Aug 23 18:56 However, customers whose houses are not enabled for broadband will have to transfer to PlusNet’s narrowband service. Although Plusnet is owned by BT,