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  • Jun 27, 2017
    Commentary

    MythBusters: A FirstNet edition 5

    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
  • Jun 19, 2017
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device

    Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio....More
  • Jun 13, 2017
    Commentary

    FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality

    When ATT won the nationwide FirstNet contract, some expressed concern that the telecommunications giant could be so focused on its massive commercial business that the public-safety initiative would be overshadowed. FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson says early indications make her confident that the carrier has the proper public-safety-centric focus to build the public-safety broadband network....More

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