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Items from other news organizations

Should your state opt-out of FirstNet?

FirstNet has only one vendor—AT&T—but states are quietly sizing up other choices

Daryl Parks pledges multi-front campaign against AT&T, including carrier’s FirstNet role

A new way of procuring radios? Roger that.

AT&T-backed legislation in Illinois to cut POTS lines limits affordable, reliable options, says AARP, Citizens Utility Board

T-Mobile’s Carter: ‘Of course’ talks with Sprint will happen

CenturyLink’s Level 3 buy gets more state approvals

Laguna Beach bans drones over city parks near beaches and over government buildings

These senators want you to hack DHS

Malware has a new hiding place: movie subtitles

Hackers hide cyberattacks in social-media posts

Your data is way more exposed than you realize (subscription required)

To embrace emerging tech, governments need supporting talent, survey says

Why the U.S. government needs its own IT agency

In modern cyber war, the spies can become targets, too (subscription required)

Chuck Schumer says that Trump budget slashes anti-terror funds that keep NYC safe

Which Internet gatekeeper discriminates the most? Alphabet-Google

Six things Trump’s FCC chairman doesn’t want you to know about net neutrality


Briefing Room   
News announcements from our industry

Sepura delisted from stock exchange as Hytera executes purchase of UK-based LMR company

PowerTrunk announces that Sepura Group selected to supply public-safety TETRA network in Mexico

FirstNet: The wait is almost over

Life-saving preparation: How AT&T plans for hurricane season

Brookings Institute: FCC’s incentive auction marks progress and pitfalls towards freeing wireless spectrum

Michelle Carey appointed as chief of the FCC’s media bureau