NPSTC Outreach News January 17, 2014

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The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) periodically publishes news of interest, including releases from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and links to articles from various trade publications.

NPSTC To Present at the IMSA Public Safety Communications Stakeholders  Forum, January 29 & 30, in Orlando, FL:   The National Public Safety Telecommunication Council (NPSTC) Governing Board will attend the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Public Safety Communications Stakeholders Forum in Orlando, FL, on January 29-30, 2014. Please join us in improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership. Together we can create one unified voice for public safety.  Register now!

And SAVE the Dates:  NPSTC will host a current events panel on Wednesday, March 25, and booth Wednesday and Thursday at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) and Public Safety Stakeholders Forum on Friday, March 28.  And this summer join NPSTC at the Broadband Public Safety Stakeholders Forum, Tuesday, June 24 & Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Capacity Building Webinar Series:  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) First Responders Group is pleased to present the Capacity Building Webinar Series. Initiated in November 2012, the series offers training in new information-sharing technologies and tools. The webinars strive to help public safety participants manage information and develop tools, processes, and technology applications that can be used during an emergency. The series also aims to foster innovation and collaboration amongst first responders participating in the training.

Presentations are delivered by national leaders and field experts who share domain-specific strategies and guidance on how to implement practices designed to build local capacity to manage and use information. Webinars are free of charge and registration is not required. Participants can complete a quiz at the end of each event and earn a certificate.

Creating and Using Mobile Apps for Emergencies  will be presented on January 22, 1:00 pm EST/11:00 am PST.  To log in, https://share.dhs.gov/capacitybuildingseries .  Registration is not required.  Log in as guest.