Must Reads
Latest Headlines
Oct 25, 2016

Latest DDoS attack exposes significant security vulnerability associated with some IoT devices 1

Last Friday's distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused significant web-site outages throughout the U.S. should be a wakeup call to the tech industry, as lackluster security on many Internet of Things (IoT) devices is being cited as a key reason the attack was possible....More
Oct 20, 2016

What the elimination of pdvWireless may indicate about the timing of the overall FirstNet project

Just two weeks before FirstNet's target date of Nov. 1 to announce the winning contractor, pdvWireless disclosed that its bidding team is no longer in contention. A review of federal procurement rules reveals that the notification also may indicate that Nov. 1 is not a realistic date to unveil the contractor—and that's OK, as long as the procurement is executed properly....More
Oct 13, 2016

Some in-building policy coordination today could reap big communications benefits in the future 1

If in-building efforts and reliability standards can be aligned effectively, the potential impact for both public-safety and commercial communications could be tremendous....More
Oct 6, 2016

State RFPs for FirstNet highlight intriguing issues for public safety’s 700 MHz narrowband spectrum 1

Many in public safety have expressed resistance to the notion that some states are exploring the notion of migrating 700 MHz public-safety narrowband spectrum to broadband use, citing legitimate concerns. But the reality is that public safety needs to examine all options to better utilize this band, or it could risk losing this very valuable spectrum....More
Oct 4, 2016

How should states prepare for FirstNet opt-out decision? 2

Most states have not taken any formal actions to prepare for the FirstNet opt-out decisions that their governors are expected to make next year. There is a lot to consider, and approaches can vary dramatically—a fact that is evident in the three state requests for proposals (RFPs) that have been released to date....More
Sep 29, 2016

First responders need access to life-saving, 3D location technology

For public safety, the location of an incident and where its personnel resources are during a response are critical pieces of information. With this in mind, it is crucial that such data—including vertical-location information, with floor-level granularity—is made available to first-response agencies....More
Sep 27, 2016

FirstNet education is crucial, but it does not lend itself to sound bites, elevator pitches 3

FirstNet is important, but educating officials, public safety and the general public about this unprecedented initiative may be easier said than done....More

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

Featured eZine
Featured Webinar
Featured White Paper

View Urgent Matters blog

Upcoming Events

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×