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.

Single core, singular priority: FirstNet policy helps protect public-safety communications

FirstNet legislation took direct aim at unsuccessful past attempts at interoperability by mandating that the public-safety network be built to open, commercially available standards. A single FirstNet core ensures interoperability among the network-based applications that first responders will use to share voice, video and data....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 Oct 04, 2017

Unanswered questions loom as governors prepare to make ‘opt-in/opt-out’ FirstNet choices

Most governors have until Dec. 28 to make their "opt-in/opt-out" choices regarding FirstNet. Considerable information about FirstNet is available, but several key data points that could impact a governor's decision remain unknown as the 90-day decision clock ticks....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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