CITIG eNews, October 30, 2015

Get Yourself to CITIG 9

Plans are in full swing to present the best workshop yet! We have secured a great list of speakers for the Ninth Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop, widely known as CITIG Nine from November 29 to December 2, 2014 in Toronto, and our full agenda is in circulation. The event will sell out so the time is now to finalize your plans. Of note:

  • The discounted room rate at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel is being held until November 2, 2015 (prices are not guaranteed after this date)
  • Air Canada is offering a 10% discount on Flex fares or higher for delegates travelling to this event.  To take advantage of this discount please book your flight at aircanada.com and enter the Promotion Code TTPBKTU1 in the search panel.
  • The nomination deadline for the 2015 CITIG National Awards for Public Safety Interoperability to be presented at the Ninth Annual Workshop is November 14, 2015. Visit http://www.citig.ca/award.aspx for complete details, including the easy- and quick-to-complete on-line form to nominate a “difference-maker” today.
  • Our popular SNAPSHOT Session is back. Are you keen to participate? It’s easy. Simply visit citig.ca/snapshot.aspx to download the SNAPSHOT template and submit your name on line to be considered.

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

Last Chance to Register for the APCO Canada & NENA 2015 Conference

CITIG is proud to be involved in the APCO Canada & NENA 2015 Conference in Niagara Falls, from November 2 to 5, 2015. This “must attend” event has a stellar line-ups of speakers and sessions. Visit http://www.apco.ca/conferences_e.html for details. Register today and use the promo code LAST-CHANCE to save $100!

The Texas Approach to Broadband for Public Safety

In 2013, the Texas Public Safety Broadband Program (TxPSBP) received funding to engage in statewide outreach and education efforts. The initial phase of the program targets stakeholders, potential users and community leaders, providing these groups with information about the envisioned future of public safety broadband, as well as the nationwide and statewide programs. As an “early builder,” Texas is leading the way in increasing understanding of the potential of broadband for responders. They have also created a fantastic Web site. Please visit http://txlte.com/ for some great resources.

International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation

As announced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Chicago from October 24 to 26, 2015, international partners (including the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science) established the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation. As the International Forum grows, it will serve as a forum to discuss shared first responder capability gaps, provide a platform for collaboration on R&D initiatives and solutions, characterize global first responder markets, and educate first responders about available technology. A clearly defined list of common capability gaps, along with a true understanding of the global market will provide the international first responder community a greater voice and will help motivate industry to create advanced technologies for first responders and deliver them at afford-able prices. Visit the Web site and download a fact sheet at http://www.dhs.gov/publication/international-forum-advance-first-responder-innovation.

Also on www.citig.ca

  • Australia Releases Draft Report on Public Safety Mobile Broadband
  • MASAS is now administered by CanOps
  • Priority and Quality of Service for Public Safety in the NPSBN
  • Industry Canada Releases Bulletin on Interoperability Channels Available along U.S./Canadian Border
  • October Issue of Info 9-1-1 Québec
  • Cross Border White Paper Report Released

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Don’t miss these upcoming events (details at www.citig.ca):

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