Blog Contributors

Glenn Bischoff

Glenn Bischoff is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Urgent Communications magazine. Over a 30-year journalism career, his publications have won several ASBPE awards for editorial excellence. He also has written for the Daily Herald, Illinois' third-largest daily newspaper. He earned...

in Urgent Matters Jan 30, 2014

It’s been a blast

After leading this publication for more than a decade, Glenn Bischoff reflects on the changes he has witnessed in the critical-communications industry as he bids farewell to IWCE's Urgent Communications and its audience....More

Urgent Communications contributor

Many of our foward-looking perspectives are contributed by top industry leaders. The Urgent Communications blogs provide a forum for expert commentaries.

What to expect at APCO 2017

This year's APCO conference marks a turning point, as attendees arrive for the first time with FirstNet as an operational network in parts of the U.S. Here is one analyst's take on what we are likely to see—and not see—at APCO 2017....More

Donny Jackson

Donny Jackson is editor of Urgent Communications magazine. Before joining UC in 2002, he covered telecommunications for four years as a freelance writer and as news editor for Telephony magazine. Prior to that, he worked for suburban newspapers in the Dallas area,...

in Urgent Matters Jun 27, 2017

MythBusters: A FirstNet edition

Many things are being said about FirstNet, but not all of them are entirely accurate. Here's an attempt to clarify some potentially confusing statements that have been made about the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN)....More

Alan Tilles

Alan Tilles is counsel to numerous entities in the private radio and Internet industries. He is a partner in the law firm of Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker and can be reached at atilles@...

Don’t be the next Target

In the wake of the massive data breach at Target, government and private enterprises should take necessary steps to ensure the security of their own information....More

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