View from the Top http://urgentcomm.com/blog/13130/feed Forward-looking perspectives from top leaders, regarding where our industry is today and, more importantly, where it is heading. en Clear skies or stormy weather on FirstNet’s horizon? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/clear-skies-or-stormy-weather-firstnet-s-horizon <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet should consider satellite options as it seeks cost-effective methods to first responders with broadband coverage in vast rural and low-density locations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/clear-skies-or-stormy-weather-firstnet-s-horizon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/clear-skies-or-stormy-weather-firstnet-s-horizon#comments Disaster Response Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Satellite NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:23:00 +0000 37801 at http://urgentcomm.com Reform defense acquisition to reflect the challenges of the cyber age http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reform-defense-acquisition-reflect-challenges-cyber-age <div class="node-body blog-body">Currently, the defense procurement process is hallmarked by delays and under-inclusiveness. The Department of Defense and Congress must work together to accelerate the process and allow additional players in the game, so we can acquire advanced technology to effectively fight the digital war that is now upon us.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reform-defense-acquisition-reflect-challenges-cyber-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/reform-defense-acquisition-reflect-challenges-cyber-age#comments Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Funding Network Management Software Policy Security View from the Top Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:03:00 +0000 37411 at http://urgentcomm.com Cyber leadership void in Congress undermining efforts to address concerns http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cyber-leadership-void-congress-undermining-efforts-address-concerns <div class="node-body blog-body">Congressional leaders say they are focused on cybersecurity. But to truly address our cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Congress must turn its focus within.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cyber-leadership-void-congress-undermining-efforts-address-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cyber-leadership-void-congress-undermining-efforts-address-concerns#comments Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Funding Legislation Security DHS View from the Top Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:45:00 +0000 37321 at http://urgentcomm.com As we celebrate the Fourth of July, remember the first responders—our nation’s finest http://urgentcomm.com/blog/we-celebrate-fourth-july-remember-first-responders-our-nation-s-finest <div class="node-body blog-body">As we see and interact with our nation’s finest this weekend, let’s all take a moment to say, “Thank you.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/we-celebrate-fourth-july-remember-first-responders-our-nation-s-finest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/we-celebrate-fourth-july-remember-first-responders-our-nation-s-finest#comments PSAP Telecommunicators Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:52:00 +0000 36871 at http://urgentcomm.com The National 911 Progress Report: Tracking progress toward next-generation 911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/national-911-progress-report-tracking-progress-toward-next-generation-911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Significant progress toward the implementation of next-generation 911 (NG911) is occurring in states and counties across the nation according to the findings in the current National 911 Progress Report. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/national-911-progress-report-tracking-progress-toward-next-generation-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/national-911-progress-report-tracking-progress-toward-next-generation-911#comments Dispatch Dispatch NG-911 PSAP System Design View from the Top Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:58:00 +0000 36861 at http://urgentcomm.com National 911 Progress Report provides unprecedented insight into state 911 operational and financial data http://urgentcomm.com/blog/national-911-progress-report-provides-unprecedented-insight-state-911-operational-and-financial <div class="node-body blog-body">In 2013, more than 149 million emergency calls were received in the 39 states that shared data through the National 911 Profile Database. This is just one of the data points featured in the National 911 Progress Report released earlier this year, which provided the most holistic and detailed reporting of state 911 data in the history of 911 service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/national-911-progress-report-provides-unprecedented-insight-state-911-operational-and-financial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/national-911-progress-report-provides-unprecedented-insight-state-911-operational-and-financial#comments Dispatch Funding PSAP Regional Coordination Regional Planning View from the Top Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:04:00 +0000 36781 at http://urgentcomm.com Cybersecurity: Believe it or not, the buck should stop at the U.S. Coast Guard http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cybersecurity-believe-it-or-not-buck-should-stop-us-coast-guard <div class="node-body blog-body">Efforts to have the U.S. Department of Homeland Security spearhead the federal government's cybersecurity efforts have failed, for myriad reasons. What entity should be in charge of this all-important responsibility? The U.S. Coast Guard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cybersecurity-believe-it-or-not-buck-should-stop-us-coast-guard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/cybersecurity-believe-it-or-not-buck-should-stop-us-coast-guard#comments Cybersecurity Data Federal Government/Military Network Policy DHS View from the Top Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:53:00 +0000 36711 at http://urgentcomm.com It's time for PSAPs to enter the on-ramps to next-generation 911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/its-time-psaps-enter-ramps-next-generation-911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Knowing the requirements and how to begin the next-generation 911 migration process can be difficult. Although there are many various ways to get started, remember that each will introduce immediate benefits to your 911 emergency communications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/its-time-psaps-enter-ramps-next-generation-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/its-time-psaps-enter-ramps-next-generation-911#comments Applications NG-911 PSAP Public Safety System Design Intrado View from the Top Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:21:00 +0000 36681 at http://urgentcomm.com 'help man with gun in house': Six years of text-to-911 service http://urgentcomm.com/blog/help-man-gun-house-six-years-text-911-service <div class="node-body blog-body">Six years after the first text-to-911 message was delivered to a public-safety answering point (PSAP) in Iowa, Intrado's John Kearney reflects on the industry's advancements in this arena.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/help-man-gun-house-six-years-text-911-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/help-man-gun-house-six-years-text-911-service#comments Applications NG-911 PSAP Regulation Intrado View from the Top Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:28:00 +0000 36671 at http://urgentcomm.com A league of your own: Professional telecommunicators for 911! http://urgentcomm.com/blog/league-your-own-professional-telecommunicators-911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Intrado's Mary Boyd shares a secret: She is inspired by 911 telecommunicators' work and commitment every day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-from-the-top">View from the Top</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/league-your-own-professional-telecommunicators-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/league-your-own-professional-telecommunicators-911#comments Law Enforcement NENA Intrado View from the Top Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:10:00 +0000 36661 at http://urgentcomm.com