OEC Outreach Clips: Government Technology 10/19: Need for FirstNet Greater Than Ever, First Responders Say

The government organization charged with building the nation’s first high-speed data network for first responders says it will make its first contract award soon. It will likely happen in November, although no firm date is set. With an award on the $7 billion First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) program potentially just weeks away, first responders say that despite years of planning, they still have more questions than answers when it comes to the future LTE communications backbone. http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Need-for-FirstNet-Greater-Than-Ever-First-Responders-Say.html