Before the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) stakeholders meeting begins on June 3, the FirstNet board conducts its first meeting before a live audience in a ballroom at the Westin Westminster hotel in Westminster, Colo.
Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Manager Dereck Orr welcomes attendees to PSCR's "2014 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting" in Westminister, Colo.
PSCR Operations Manager Andrew Thiessen provides some initial comments during the opening session.
FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson gives the first keynote address of the PSCR stakeholders meeting. For more information about Swenson's comments, go to: http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-begins-new-era-under-swensons-leadership.
FirstNet Deuputy General TJ Kennedy, who has been acting as general manager for the past two months, speaks to the PSCR audience.
FirstNet Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Ali Afrashteh speaks to the PSCR audience.
FirstNet Deputy CTO Jeff Bratcher speaks to attendees at the PSCR stakeholders meeting--an event helped organize for several years as a member of the PSCR staff before joining FirstNet earlier this year.
Daniel Cotter, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC), addresses the PSCR audience during a keynote to open Day 2 of the PSCR stakeholders meeting.
From left, Amanda Hilliard of FIrstNet speaks as Serena Maxey of DHS OEC, Keil Green of DHS OEC, Dave Buchanan of FirstNet, Rich Reed of FirstNet, and Ed Parkinson of FirstNet listen during a panel discusssion on "FirstNet Planning, Consultation and Outreach Updates."
Attendees of the PSCR stakeholders meeting fill a hallway at the Westin Westminister hotel during a break between sessions on Day 2 of the event.
Attendees of the PSCR stakeholders meeting fill another hallway at the Westin Westminister hotel during a break between sessions on Day 2 of the event.
From left, PSCR's Tracy McElvaney, Todd Bohling, Jon Cook and Rob Stafford participate in a panel discussion on "Priority, Pre-emption and Quality of Service."
PSCR engineer Bob Johnk describes the indoor/in-building testing of LMR coverage that he conducted in cooperation with the University of Colorado.
PSCR's Chris Redding talks about the extended-range cell testing that the organization has done.
PSCR's Camillo Gentile talks about the organization's extended-range cell testing.
Alex Kreilein, a detailee from DHS Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), leads a panel discussion on "Mobile Applications Security for Public Safety."
Traviss Green, business development manager for Lockheed Martin, talks about securing applications that are used by public safety.
Theodora Titonis, Veracode's vice president of mobile, makes a presentation that includes a display of all the servers around the world that receive information from a simple flashlight app that is available on smartphones.
PSCR's Nelson Hastings talks about mobile applications security for public safety.
Acting U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Patrick Gallagher talks about the importance of the FirstNet mission during his keynote presentation to open Day 3 of the PSCR stakeholders meeting on June 5--Gallagher's last day with the Department of Commerce before he started a new job in higher education.
From left, Todd Bohling of PSCR, David Pederson of Elbit Systems, Per Johansson of MaXentric Technologies, Bill Krimmel of DHS Customs & Border Protection, and Gary Ruegg of Interop Solutions discuss merging LMR and LTE devices.
Steve Voran and Andrew Catellier, both of NTIA ITS, discuss audio-quality testing being conducted that is an extension of the work pioneered by the late D.J. Atkinson.
From left, David Gross of Global Wireless Technology speaks while PSCR's Jonathan Cook and Dharmesh Tyagi of Nokia Solutions and Networks listen during a panel on small-cell technology.
Heather Kowalski of DHS Office of Emergency Communications details existing communications-prioritization services such as GETS and WPS, and the need to coordinate those with FirstNet.
PSCR's Tracy McElvaney outlines future plans for testing and evaluating priority services on LTE networks.
From left, Andrew Thiessen of PSCR, Pam Montanari of The Lafayette Group, and Barry Luke of NPSTC discuss "Requirements Gathering and Standards Development." For more information on this panel, see IWCE's Urgent Communications story at http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-attendees-debate-lmr-plans-face-progress-toward-mission-critical-voice-over-lte.
From left, Steve Devine of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Andrew Thiessen of PSCR, Gino Scribano of Motorola Solutions, and Wim Brouwer of Alcatel-Lucent discuss local control within the framework of a nationwide FirstNet system. Despite being the final session of the PSCR conference, it may have been the liveliest, in terms of audience participation,
A photo taken from outside the PSCR laboratory buildings in Boulder, Colo, that were taken following a tour of the facilities on Friday, June 6.
A photo gallery from the 2014 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting at the Westin Westminster hotel in Westminister, Colo. On June 6, PSCR also conducted a tour of its facilities in Boulder, Colo., for interested attendees.
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