Lock-in Your Attendance for the Canada-US Bi-National Cross-Border Interoperability Workshop 

CITIG’s Canada-U.S. Bi-National Cross Border Interoperability Workshop is fast approaching, and the time is now to ensure your participation. In particular, you may wish to book your travel:

  • There is a very favourable seat sale on Porter Airlines that end today at midnight (four flights a day to and from Windsor);
  • We have successfully extended the preferred rate of $159 plus taxes per night at Caesars Windsor until Monday, September 29, 2014; and
  • Air Canada continues to offer a 10% discount on Flex fares or higher for delegates travelling to this event.

Best of all, the program is shaping up nicely. See our latest agenda from our event page or via Limited sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available. Visit our registration site for full details. Don’t miss out!

CITIG 8 Agenda Released!

The preliminary agenda is out for the Eighth Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop, widely known as CITIG Eight, that occurs from November 30 to December 3, 2014 in Ottawa. This year will feature:

  • RCMP Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, O.O.M., talking about communications challenges during the tragedy in Moncton, NB
  • Deputy Minister of Community Safety Matt Torigian, O.O.M., on interoperability in Ontario
  • Updates and special guest speakers on key issues such as Next Generation 9-1-1, public safety broadband and cross-border interoperability

Limited exhibit spaces and sponsorship opportunities are still available. This event will sell out, so don’t miss out. Visit our event page.

Smart Firefighting Workshop Summary Report

Download your copy of the Smart Firefighting Workshop Summary Report that summarizes the results of the Smart Firefighting Workshop held on March 24 and 25, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia and sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Workshop provided a forum to help identify and understand the R&D needs for implementation of smart firefighting, highlighting use of existing technologies, development and deployment of emerging technologies including cyber-physical systems (CPS), and use of standards for data collection, exchange, and situational awareness tools. The workshop brought together experts from various industry, educational, and governmental organizations involved in the cyber physical systems and firefighting areas.