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Sep 30, 2015

Modern public-safety networks can support more than first responders 1

Modern communications networks are making it possible for public-safety networks to more effectively support their traditional mission-critical requirements, while at the same time transforming government communications—whether it is municipal, statewide or regional—to support a range of additional public services....More
Sep 29, 2015

FirstNet is sending out an invite (RFP). Will anyone come? 2

By Andrew Seybold. FirstNet's final request for proposal (RFP) needs to structured to be friendly to commercial partner(s), because this public-safety broadband network is not a traditional federal acquisition. If FirstNet releases a request for proposal (RFP) that follows the draft RFP template, it is running a high risk of not being able to meet the mandate established by Congress....More
Sep 25, 2015

Preventing a devastating, OPM-like hack of FirstNet

By Patrick Flynn. FirstNet is poised to be a game changer in the public-safety communities, but we can’t lose sight of the importance of applying the appropriate security architecture to the overall network design....More
Sep 24, 2015

Learn about communications during the Pope’s visit, how states are meeting FirstNet’s data-collection deadline during webinar

During next Wednesday’s eBriefing webinar, “Everything FirstNet, from Early Builders to State Consultations to RFP,” hear from two states that are working to delivery FirstNet’s data-collection information on Sept. 30 while they are coordinating security and communications associated with the travels of Pope Francis this week....More
Sep 17, 2015

Upcoming educational opportunities … and a cancellation

IWCE will not host its Virtual Tradeshow on Sept. 30, but all of the scheduled educational content—and more—will be available to IWCE attendees and readers of IWCE's Urgent Communications in an alternative format....More
Sep 15, 2015

Where will FirstNet be next 9/11? 6

As we observed the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies last week, FirstNet officials were busy preparing for the release of a final RFP by the end of year. By the same time next year, we should know a lot more about the effort to build a nationwide broadband network for public safety—good or bad....More

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

Yes—camera should always be on when officer is on duty.
62% (68 votes)
Yes—as long as the officer can control when the camera is on or off.
25% (27 votes)
No—it’s a privacy intrusion to the public and to the officer.
14% (15 votes)
Total voters: 110

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