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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....More

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....More

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....More

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....More

Morgan O'Brien reflects on dismissed bid for nationwide FirstNet contract, potential for public safety

Morgan O'Brien, the co-founder of Nextel Communications who proposed the notion of a nationwide public-safety broadband network a decade ago,....More

How should states prepare for FirstNet opt-out decision?

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....More

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....More

From festivals to football, emergency preplanning for assembly events is critical

Bad things can happen when large gatherings of people occur, particularly in today's era of terrorist attacks. By planning for emergencies long....More

Reliable high-speed backhaul vital for delivering mission-critical HD multimedia services to first responders

Technology exists to support systems that can deliver high-definition video to first responders in real time—a potentially very valuable application....More

Geospatial data exchange is needed now to improve efficiencies, save lives

It would allow critical information to be shared at a moment's notice, even across county lines—a capability that could be the difference between....More

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