• Feb 16, 2018

    DHS S&T: Norman Speicher outlines highlights of new Integration Handbook, seeks input from public safety, industry

    Norman Speicher, a program manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, talks about the newly released Integration Handbook from the directorate’s Next Generation First Responder Program (NGFR). The Integration Handbook proposes a standardized platform that would establish a plug-and-play environment for first-responder broadband devices and applications....More
  • Mar 28, 2017
    Urgent Communications

    ITEC: Walt Magnussen talks about CAUSE V, Winter Institute events during the upcoming year

    Walt Magnussen, director of the Texas A&M University Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC), talks about the fifth annual Canada-United States Enhanced Resiliency Experiment (CAUSE V) that is scheduled for November along the U.S.-Canada border near Washington state. ITEC will host its next Winter Institute in February 2018....More
  • Oct 14, 2016

    DHS: Milt Nenneman highlights features of new EDGE virtual training platform

    Milt Nenneman, project manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology directorate, describes the new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform, which will be available to public-safety agencies beginning next week. The online training system will be free to first-responder agencies and will be demonstrated in booth #2614 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show, wihich will be Oct. 15-18 in San Diego....More
  • Apr 7, 2016

    What’s up with WhatsApp for emergency communications?

    When terror struck Brussels last month, one thing that quickly became evident was how much more needs to be done to ensure effective and efficient communications for first responders worldwide....More
  • Nov 3, 2015
    Urgent Communications

    TechNexus: Terry Howerton highlights challenges, opportunities for vendors in public-safety sector

    Terry Howerton, CEO of Chicago-based startup incubator TechNexus, discusses the benefits of creating a global public-safety marketplace that will attract solutions from more entrepreneurial companies—a primary goal of the new International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation....More
  • Oct 29, 2015
    Urgent Communications

    DHS: Dan Cotter discusses purpose of the new International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation

    Dan Cotter, acting director of the first-responders group at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology directorate, explains how the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation hopes to establish a global market for public-safety solutions that could reduce costs and drive innovation in the sector. Cotter spoke with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson after the forum’s first meeting this week in Chicago....More
  • Aug 27, 2015
    Urgent Communications

    ECaTS: Stephen Fullerton outlines capabilities of company's platform for 911 data

    Stephen Fullerton, regional sales director for ECaTS, highlights the functionality of the company's 911 data platform, including the abillity to access information from any smart device and its dashboard solution, which was featured on the APCO 2015 show floor in a demonstration conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of California....More

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