APCO, DHS Teaming on Public Safety Mobile Apps

The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International is working with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to improve mobile apps for the public safety community. “Under this partnership, DHS S&T is providing a grant and other support to APCO to refine an evaluation program designed to ensure interoperability, reliability, and security for public safety apps used by the general public and state and local agencies,” APCO said. “This will include collaboration with public safety professionals, app developers, and security experts through workshops, direct consultation, and stakeholder events,” the group said.