Public Safety Advocate: Week of September 6, 2013

First Appeared: Fri Sep 6 11:40:01 2013
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Good Friday Morning to all!

Light news this week but important work continues to be done for the Public Safety Broadband Network under the direction of the FirstNet Board of Directors. NPSTC has stood up a committee on defining and refining the meaning of “Public Safety Grade”. In conjunction with this the APCO Broadband Committee has set up a sub-committee to come up with Radio Site hardening requirements. Work is underway and the APCO report, once vetted by the entire Broadband committee and the APCO Executive Committee will be published and submitted to NPTSC for inclusion in the Public Safety Grade document.

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FirstNet board to hold public meeting, via conference call, on Sept. 5Government Security News
Sep  2 09:14 Jacob Goodwin Top Priority Sector: communications The board of the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, will hold a special meeting, via a public conference call, on September 5, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern time.

Sep  5 12:58 FIRSTNET & PUBLIC SAFETY WORKSHOP #8; TIA 2013 AGENDA. Collocating with the October 2013 TR-8 meetings – TIA TR-8 Members are invited to join the

NTIA awards $15.5M in grants for FirstNet preparationFierce Mobile Government via Google Alerts
Sep  4 21:56 The National Telecommunications and Information Administration awarded seven …

CommandScope Pre-Plan Technology Changing the Nature of First … via Google Alerts
Aug 31 20:55 The information is shareable across organizations and city departments, and is updateable in real-time allowing first responders to act with knowledge rather

FirstNet GM D’Agostino talks about network capabilities: Preemption …Urgent Communications via Google Alerts
Aug 31 07:55 During the recent Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim, Calif., FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino spoke

In an active-shooter situation, coordinated communication is …Urgent Communications via Google Alerts
Sep  5 16:56 So, it should come as no surprise that several educational sessions at last month’s Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in

Government IT News For VARs — September 5, 2013Business Solutions Magazine via Google Alerts
Sep  5 13:57 National Emergency Number Association (NENA) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) have developed a joint working group

Public Safety Bureau, Transactions Actions, 09/04/13 | FCC.govGoogle Alerts
Sep  5 12:57 Federal Communications Commission · The FCC · What We Do · Blog …

August 2013 – Public Safety CommunicationsGoogle Alerts
Sep  5 12:57 … for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to provide information on service outages and related issues to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),

Paper urges FirstNet to adopt public safety roaming in initial rolloutFierce Homeland Security via Google Alerts
Sep  5 11:58 Moreover, advanced priority mechanisms made possible by the LTE cellular network …

Government sets 700 MHz reserve price, Telecom approvesReseller News via Google Alerts
Sep  5 01:55 Telecom said it welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement of the investment required by mobile network operators to build the 4G/LTE infrastructure

Mobile app code of conduct a failure, say critics at NTIA meetingFierce Mobile Government via Google Alerts
Sep  4 04:55 In July, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s …

GammaTech exhibits portfolio of rugged computing devicesUrgent Communications via Google Alerts
Sep  4 00:56 … expanded portfolio of rugged notebook and tablet computers during the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference in Anaheim

Telstra lands QLD public safety wireless networkiT News via Google Alerts
Sep  2 03:56 The project is for a digital radio voice and narrowband data communications network for public safety agencies in the state. The network will initially be rolled out

NTIA Applauds CSMAC’s Work to Make More Spectrum Available for … via Google Alerts
Aug 31 12:55 The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today applauded the Commerce Spectrum

BT Calls Time On Old Dial-Up Service – Or Does It?TechWeekEurope UK via Google Alerts
Aug 30 10:56 BT’s dial-up service cost £17.25 per month, but it wrote to its narrowband customers in June explaining its decision to terminate the service, and urged

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