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.

In-building mapping: What’s really needed for emergency response?

Solutions that provide accurate, updated maps of buildings are needed for first responders to benefit fully from modern location technology. The ability to get X- Y- and Z-axis location data is wonderful; but if you can’t plot that information on a map, it isn’t helpful....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 Jan 12, 2018

With opt-in decisions in the rearview mirror, it’s time for public safety to do its homework (Part 1)

​Now that all 50 states and most territories have made their “opt-in” decisions to accept the deployment plans from FirstNet and AT&T, it is time for the real work to begin....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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