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  • Aug 28, 2014
    Commentary

    How should DHS spend its R&D dollars? Take this opportunity to let them know

    As part of its Visionary Goals initiative, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established an online collaboration community at http://scitech.ideascale.com, where anyone can submit ideas about a variety of things—from big-picture notions about what should be done to criteria that must be met to technical/political/legal challenges that need to be considered....More
  • Aug 26, 2014
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    Urgent Communications

    DHS: S&T acting deputy undersecretary Bob Griffin seeks input for Visionary Goals initiative

    Bob Griffin, acting deputy undersecretary for science & technology (S&T) directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), discusses the Visionary Goals initiative that is designed to solicit online input from all stakeholders on any matter impacting homeland security to help determine future research-and-development direction....More
  • Aug 26, 2014
    Commentary

    Should FirstNet system be designed from the inside out?

    Most discussions about the design of the much-anticipated FirstNet system focus on the outdoor macro network, but the fact is that the availability of in-building coverage via DAS or other small-cell technologies could impact the number of macro sites that need to be deployed....More
  • Aug 19, 2014
    Commentary

    700 MHz narrowband decision from the FCC is needed—quickly

    Hopefully, the FCC will quickly adopt an order eliminating the 700 MHz narrowbanding deadline or extending the deadlines by several years, so entities operating 700 MHz LMR systems do not have to waste scarce resources planning for a project that many doubt will be needed...More

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