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Nov 29, 2016
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Congress needs to step up and champion next-generation 911 (NG911)

Next-generation 911 (NG911) needs to be implemented soon, particularly as the nationwide broadband network for first responders is deployed. To make that happen, Congress likely will have take action to provide funding, as lawmakers did with the establishment of FirstNet five years ago....More
Nov 22, 2016
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10 questions people want answered when FirstNet names its contractor 1

While the critical-communications industry anxiously awaits FirstNet's unveiling of the contractor that will build its nationwide public-safety broadband network, here are some key questions that interested parties hope will be addressed when the announcement is made....More
Nov 17, 2016
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IWCE 2017 conference will provide comprehensive critical-communications educational offerings

Believe it or not, IWCE 2017 in March is not that far away. Check out the robust educational and conference opportunities that will be available to show attendees....More
Nov 15, 2016
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The evidence is clear: Body-worn cameras should be on the radar screen of every law-enforcement agency

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words; if so, then video is worth tens of thousands words. Despite this, deploying body-worn cameras on officer is not a simple decision....More
Nov 10, 2016
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How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty

Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil....More

If expense is not an issue, should wearable cameras be used by law enforcement?


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