Urgent Communications - Urgent Communications is the technology source for the communications technology industry. http://urgentcomm.com/rss.xml/favicon.ico en A funny thing happened on the way to IWCE 2017 … http://urgentcomm.com/blog/funny-thing-happened-way-iwce-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">With the big FirstNet board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, IWCE attendees may notice some changes in the speaker lineups early in the week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/funny-thing-happened-way-iwce-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/funny-thing-happened-way-iwce-2017#comments IWCE Urgent Matters Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:56:00 +0000 49761 at http://urgentcomm.com JPS Interoperability Solutions announces integration of broadband in new offerings http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-announces-integration-broadband-new-offerings <div class="node-body article-body">JPS Interoperability Solutions this week will showcase new offerings that leverage more powerful processors to enable interoperable connectivity with broadband solutions, as well as traditional narrowband technology. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-announces-integration-broadband-new-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/jps-interoperability-solutions-announces-integration-broadband-new-offerings#comments Interoperability Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:59:00 +0000 49751 at http://urgentcomm.com LA-RICS: Scott Edson and John Radeleff discuss leadership transition in Los Angeles-area public-safety communications program http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-scott-edson-and-john-radeleff-discuss-leadership-transitio-0 <div class="node-body video-body">Scott Edson (left) and John Radeleff explain the leadership transition at the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS), which has deployed the largest public-safety LTE network in the United States and is constructing a new P25 network. Edson is in his first week as executive director for LA-RICS, replacing Radeleff, who served as the LA-RICS interim executive director for the past year.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-scott-edson-and-john-radeleff-discuss-leadership-transitio-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/la-rics-scott-edson-and-john-radeleff-discuss-leadership-transitio-0#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:14:00 +0000 49741 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE: Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson preview IWCE 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017 <div class="node-body video-body">IWCE Show Director Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE's Urgent Communications, talk about some of the featured IWCE 2017 show activities and conference sessions on the eve of the annual critical-communications event, which is celebrating its 40th year this week. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017#comments IWCE Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:07:00 +0000 49731 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE: Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson preview IWCE 2017 highlights http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017-highlights-0 <div class="node-body video-body">IWCE Show Director Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE's Urgent Communications, talk about some of the featured IWCE 2017 show activities and conference sessions on the eve of the annual critical-communications event, which is celebrating its 40th year this week. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017-highlights-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017-highlights-0#comments IWCE Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:05:00 +0000 49711 at http://urgentcomm.com IWCE: Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson preview IWCE 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017-0 <div class="node-body video-body">IWCE Show Director Stephanie McCall and Donny Jackson, editor of IWCE's Urgent Communications, talk about some of the featured IWCE 2017 show activities and conference sessions on the eve of the annual critical-communications event, which is celebrating its 40th year this week. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/iwce-stephanie-mccall-and-donny-jackson-preview-iwce-2017-0#comments IWCE Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:54:00 +0000 49701 at http://urgentcomm.com Pepro: CEO Vic Garmong deploys company's new LTE tower in less than 10 minutes http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/pepro-ceo-vic-garmong-deploys-companys-new-lte-tower-less-10-minutes <div class="node-body video-body">Pepro CEO Vic Garmong demonstrates the HCLP 300, his company's new high-capacity, low-profile deployable LTE tower that is designed for network providers--such as FirstNet or a commercial carrier--to provide coverage quickly in locations that are outside of the normal footprint or to offset a network outage.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/pepro-ceo-vic-garmong-deploys-companys-new-lte-tower-less-10-minutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/coverage-interference/pepro-ceo-vic-garmong-deploys-companys-new-lte-tower-less-10-minutes#comments Coverage & Interference Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:03:00 +0000 49691 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet reschedules special board meeting for March 28, vote for AT&T procurement win still expected http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that its board will conduct a special meeting next Tuesday—a day earlier than previously announced—when a vote is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded with a 25-year deal to deploy and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-reschedules-special-board-meeting-march-28-vote-att-procurement-win-still-expe#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:40:00 +0000 49671 at http://urgentcomm.com JVCKENWOOD makes $10 million investment in Sonim Technologies http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-makes-10-million-investment-sonim-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">JVCKENWOOD announces an investment in ultra-rugged LTE handset manufacturer Sonim Technologies in a deal that represents collaboration between “the best of broadband technologies and the best of LMR technologies,” according to Sonim Technologies CEO Bob Plaschke.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-makes-10-million-investment-sonim-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/kenwood/jvckenwood-makes-10-million-investment-sonim-technologies#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Interoperability Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet IWCE Kenwood Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:52:00 +0000 49661 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board sets March 29 special meeting, expected to approve AT&T procurement win http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-sets-march-29-special-meeting-expected-approve-att-procurement-win <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet announces that its board members will conduct a special meeting next Wednesday, when a vote is expected that would set the stage for the AT&T bidding team to be awarded with a 25-year deal to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN).</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-sets-march-29-special-meeting-expected-approve-att-procurement-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-sets-march-29-special-meeting-expected-approve-att-procurement-win#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:59:00 +0000 49651 at http://urgentcomm.com Hytera Communications says Motorola Solutions ‘running from legitimate competition’ by filing lawsuit http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-says-motorola-solutions-running-legitimate-competition-filing-lawsuit <div class="node-body article-body">Hytera Communications expresses confidence that it “will be vindicated” in litigation filed last week by Motorola Solutions—an act that Hytera Communications portrayed as an attempt by Motorola Solutions to suppress radio competition in the United States.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-says-motorola-solutions-running-legitimate-competition-filing-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/hytera/hytera-communications-says-motorola-solutions-running-legitimate-competition-filing-lawsuit#comments Hytera Motorola Solutions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:44:00 +0000 49641 at http://urgentcomm.com Alphabet: Preston Marshall discusses dynamic spectrum sharing, presentations at IWCE 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Preston Marshall, engineering director for the access division of Alphabet—the parent company of Google—talks about dynamic spectrum sharing, his opening keynote at IWCE 2017 and the March 30 all-day session entitled, “Building an Ecosystem for the CBRS Band.”</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="//urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2017/03/marshallpreston.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://urgentcomm.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/podcast/audio/Preston Marshall podcast.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=4758016">Preston Marshall podcast.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/spectrumfrequency-coordination/alphabet-preston-marshall-discusses-dynamic-spectrum-sharing-presenta#comments Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:46:00 +0000 49631 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Police employ drones for search-and-rescue, suspect pursuit http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-police-employ-drones-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.policeone.com/police-products/Police-Drones/articles/319235006-Police-employ-drones-for-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit/" style="font-size: 12.8px;">Police employ drones for search-and-rescue, suspect pursuit</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-s-firstnet-build-out-could-start-as-early-as-june-barclays-says">AT&amp;T&rsquo;s FirstNet buildout could start as early as June</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-police-employ-drones-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/machine-machine/newscan-police-employ-drones-search-and-rescue-suspect-pursuit#comments Machine-to-Machine Public Safety Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:46:00 +0000 49621 at http://urgentcomm.com Michigan becomes latest state to issue RFP for public-safety LTE; Colorado bid expected soon http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/michigan-becomes-latest-state-issue-rfp-public-safety-lte-colorado-bid-expected- <div class="node-body article-body">Michigan issues a request for proposal (RFP) seeking bids to build out and maintain the public-safety LTE radio access network (RAN) within the state, if the governor chooses the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet. Colorado is expected to issue its RFP during the next few weeks.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/michigan-becomes-latest-state-issue-rfp-public-safety-lte-colorado-bid-expected-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/long-term-evolution/michigan-becomes-latest-state-issue-rfp-public-safety-lte-colorado-bid-expected-#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:27:00 +0000 49611 at http://urgentcomm.com Judge rules for U.S. government in FirstNet court case, clearing path for expected AT&T award http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected <div class="node-body article-body">A federal judge rules against Rivada Mercury’s protest against the FirstNet procurement protest, a move that is expected to set the stage for AT&T to be awarded the 25-year contract to build and maintain the much-anticipated nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN). </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/judge-rules-us-government-firstnet-court-case-clearing-path-expected#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:49:00 +0000 49601 at http://urgentcomm.com Dallas to increase staffing at PSAP after 911-related deaths, agrees alleged ‘ghost’ calls not the problem http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem <div class="node-body article-body">After blaming T-Mobile “ghost” calls for months of delays in answering 911 calls—delays that reportedly contributed to two deaths last week—the city of Dallas acknowledges that the problem was caused by people hanging up and redialing when their emergency calls were not answered in a timely manner. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/psap/dallas-increase-staffing-psap-after-911-related-deaths-agrees-alleged-ghost-calls-not-problem#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Policy PSAP State & Local Government System Operation Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:43:00 +0000 49591 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet staff ‘ready to go’ after contract award is made; board opts to decline resolution vote http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet’s staff says it is prepared to act quickly on tasks necessary to deploy a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) while eagerly anticipating a key court decision. Meanwhile, FirstNet board members opted against voting on a delegation resolution that had been on the agenda. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-staff-ready-go-after-contract-award-made-board-opts-decline#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:03:00 +0000 49581 at http://urgentcomm.com Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets <div class="node-body article-body">Motorola Solutions files lawsuits alleging that Hytera Communications' digital mobile radio (DMR) equipment and systems that leverage Motorola Solutions patents and trade secrets that were taken from the radio giant by three engineers who left the company to join Hytera Communications. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/motorola-solutions/motorola-solutions-sues-hytera-communications-using-stolen-patents-trade-secrets#comments DMR Enterprise Policy System Design Hytera Motorola Solutions Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:58:00 +0000 49571 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Acting Federal Trade Commission head: Internet of Things (IoT) industry should self-regulate http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-acting-federal-trade-commission-head-internet-things-iot-industry-should-self-regulat <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/14/federal-trade-commission-internet-things-regulation">Acting Federal Trade Commission head: Internet of Things (IoT) industry should self-regulate</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-intel-mobileye-20170313-story.html">Intel, betting big on driverless cars, is buying Mobileye for $15 billion</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-acting-federal-trade-commission-head-internet-things-iot-industry-should-self-regulat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-acting-federal-trade-commission-head-internet-things-iot-industry-should-self-regulat#comments Policy Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:47:00 +0000 49561 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet board slated to consider resolution that could set stage for potential nationwide award http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-slated-consider-resolution-could-set-stage-potential-nationwide-award <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet board members are expected to consider a resolution that could prepare the organization to facilitate a possible award of the contract to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) under the correct circumstances, according to the agenda for tomorrow’s regular board meeting. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-slated-consider-resolution-could-set-stage-potential-nationwide-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-board-slated-consider-resolution-could-set-stage-potential-nationwide-award#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:22:00 +0000 49551 at http://urgentcomm.com Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911 <div class="node-body blog-body">Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety communications networks. They will be even better, if they are integrated properly. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/maximizing-potential-npsbn-and-ng911#comments Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design View from the Top Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:00 +0000 49541 at http://urgentcomm.com Waukesha County (Wis.): Gary Bell discusses text-to-911 deployment, NG911 goals http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/waukesha-county-wis-gary-bell-discusses-text-911-deployment-ng911-goals <div class="node-body video-body">Gary Bell, director of emergency preparedness for Waukesha County (Wis.), announces the ability for the county's public-safety answering point (PSAP) to provide text-to-911 service that is integrated into the 911 system. Bell also highlights the challenges the PSAP faces as it prepares to migrate to a next-generation 911 (NG911) platform.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/waukesha-county-wis-gary-bell-discusses-text-911-deployment-ng911-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/waukesha-county-wis-gary-bell-discusses-text-911-deployment-ng911-goals#comments NG-911 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:56:00 +0000 49531 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FDNY uses drone to fight building fire for the first time http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/newscan-fdny-uses-drone-fight-building-fire-first-time <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://nypost.com/2017/03/07/fdny-uses-drone-to-help-fight-building-fire/">FDNY uses drone to fight building fire for the first time</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/exposure-of-cia-hacking-tools-renews-debate-over-americans-cybersecurity-vs-national-security/2017/03/07/f9bd36cc-0368-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.44732b44abcd">Exposure of CIA hacking tools renews Americans&rsquo; debate over cybersecurity vs. national security</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/newscan-fdny-uses-drone-fight-building-fire-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fireems/newscan-fdny-uses-drone-fight-building-fire-first-time#comments Fire/EMS Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:01:00 +0000 49521 at http://urgentcomm.com Here are six ways to leverage social media at IWCE 2017 and throughout the year http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-are-six-ways-leverage-social-media-iwce-2017-and-throughout-year <div class="node-body blog-body">Check out these six tips for utilizing social media to improve your experience at IWCE 2017 and realize benefits even after the show is over.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-are-six-ways-leverage-social-media-iwce-2017-and-throughout-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/here-are-six-ways-leverage-social-media-iwce-2017-and-throughout-year#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:39:00 +0000 49511 at http://urgentcomm.com FCC investigating outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from calling 911 http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911 <div class="node-body article-body">FCC officials will conduct an investigation in an effort to determine the “root cause” of a widespread outage that prevented AT&T wireless customers from completing 911 emergency calls on Wednesday night, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-investigating-outage-prevented-att-wireless-customers-calling-911#comments NG-911 Policy Public Safety System Operation FCC Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:49:00 +0000 49501 at http://urgentcomm.com Exhibit-hall pass is a ticket to significant educational opportunities during IWCE 2017 http://urgentcomm.com/blog/exhibit-hall-pass-ticket-significant-educational-opportunities-during-iwce-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">Even if you do not have the time or money to attend conference sessions at IWCE 2017, the exhibit-hall pass will allow you to attend numerous educational sessions during the week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/exhibit-hall-pass-ticket-significant-educational-opportunities-during-iwce-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/exhibit-hall-pass-ticket-significant-educational-opportunities-during-iwce-2017#comments IWCE All Things IWCE Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:01:00 +0000 49491 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: CIA hoarded iPhone and Android exploits, leaked documents reveal http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-cia-hoarded-iphone-and-android-exploits-leaked-documents-reveal <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/leaked-documents-reveal-cia-hoarded-iphone-android-exploits/">CIA hoarded iPhone and Android exploits, leaked documents reveal</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-cyberattack-overwhelmed-the-911-system-1488554972">The night Zombie smartphones took down 911 (subscription required)</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-cia-hoarded-iphone-and-android-exploits-leaked-documents-reveal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/security/newscan-cia-hoarded-iphone-and-android-exploits-leaked-documents-reveal#comments Security Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:11:00 +0000 49481 at http://urgentcomm.com Updated: Judge hears oral arguments in Rivada Mercury lawsuit protesting FirstNet procurement http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-judge-hears-oral-arguments-rivada-mercury-lawsuit-protesting <div class="node-body article-body">Attorneys provided oral arguments today in Rivada Mercury’s lawsuit protesting the bidding team’s exclusion from the final stage of the FirstNet procurement process, bringing the case one step closer to a much-anticipated decision from U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Elaine Kaplan. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-judge-hears-oral-arguments-rivada-mercury-lawsuit-protesting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/updated-judge-hears-oral-arguments-rivada-mercury-lawsuit-protesting#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:51:00 +0000 49471 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR receives 175 proposals in response to $30 million program to fund communications research http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-receives-175-proposals-response-30-million-program-fund-communications-research <div class="node-body article-body">Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) has received 175 applications seeking a portion of $30 million in federal funds to pay for research that is expected to accelerate innovation in six key technology areas, including mission-critical voice, public-safety analytics and resilient systems. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-receives-175-proposals-response-30-million-program-fund-communications-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/nistpscr/pscr-receives-175-proposals-response-30-million-program-fund-communications-research#comments Long-Term Evolution Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Test and Measurement NIST/PSCR Fri, 03 Mar 2017 03:28:00 +0000 49461 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: America’s 911 infrastructure is showing cracks, too http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-america-s-911-infrastructure-showing-cracks-too <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/320743-americas-9-1-1-infrastructure-is-showing-cracks-too">America&rsquo;s 911 infrastructure is showing cracks, too</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2017/03/nist-enforcer-house-committee-passes-bill-expand-agencys-responsibilities/135805/">NIST as cybersecurity enforcer? House passes bill to expand agency&rsquo;s responsibilities</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-america-s-911-infrastructure-showing-cracks-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/newscan-america-s-911-infrastructure-showing-cracks-too#comments Funding NG-911 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 01:37:00 +0000 49451 at http://urgentcomm.com