Topics http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/31061/more en Kansas PSAPs working with AT&T to build ESInet, take steps toward NG911 during next year http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Public-safety answering point (PSAPs) throughout Kansas are expected to leverage geospatial routing of 911 calls over AT&T’s Emergency Services IP network (ESInet) by the end of the year or early in 2018, according to the chairman of the state’s 911 coordinating council.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ng-911/kansas-psaps-working-att-build-esinet-take-steps-toward-ng911-during-next-year#comments Dispatch Cybersecurity Funding NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security State & Local Government Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:09:00 +0000 50321 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: General Electric fixing bug in software after warning about power-grid hacks http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-general-electric-fixing-bug-software-after-warning-about-power-grid-hacks <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.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-generalelectric-power-idUSKBN17S23Y">General Electric fixing bug in software after warning about power-grid hacks</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.rcrwireless.com/20170425/carriers/att-first-to-launch-5g-marketing-tag6">AT&amp;T launches &lsquo;5G Evolution&rsquo; marketing, boosts network speeds in Austin</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-general-electric-fixing-bug-software-after-warning-about-power-grid-hacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-general-electric-fixing-bug-software-after-warning-about-power-grid-hacks#comments Cybersecurity Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:52:00 +0000 50311 at http://urgentcomm.com AT&T targets draft state plans in June, outlines business case behind its FirstNet bid http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid <div class="node-body article-body">ATT officials say that the carrier plans to work with FirstNet to release draft state plans in June and expects governors to make opt-out decisions during the fourth quarter of this year, when the company’s goal is to have all 56 states and territories accept the nationwide FirstNet deployment plans.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/att-targets-draft-state-plans-june-outlines-business-case-behind-its-firstnet-bid#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:00 +0000 50301 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-fbi-allays-some-critics-first-use-new-mass-hacking-warrant <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/fbi-allays-some-critics-with-first-use-of-new-mass-hacking-warrant/">FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.uasvision.com/2017/04/14/tethered-drone-for-security-at-boston-marathon/">Tethered drone being used for security at Boston Marathon</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-fbi-allays-some-critics-first-use-new-mass-hacking-warrant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/newscan-fbi-allays-some-critics-first-use-new-mass-hacking-warrant#comments Cybersecurity Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:05:00 +0000 50281 at http://urgentcomm.com With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network <div class="node-body blog-body">Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk that myth and establish security as an enabler of the network, helping provide all sorts of innovative features for first responders and other beneficiaries of the network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-reality-it-s-time-turn-our-attention-securing-public-safety-network#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:51:00 +0000 50221 at http://urgentcomm.com Former board member Paul Fitzgerald on FirstNet-AT&T deal: 'I like what I see and hear' http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear <div class="node-body blog-body">Paul Fitzgerald—the longtime sheriff of Story County, Iowa, and an outspoken member of the original FirstNet board in 2012—expresses support for the 25-year public-safety broadband agreement between FirstNet and AT&T.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/former-board-member-paul-fitzgerald-firstnet-att-deal-i-what-i-see-and-hear#comments Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:44:00 +0000 50191 at http://urgentcomm.com 911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long <div class="node-body blog-body">This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater recognition would be appropriate.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/911-telecommunicators-deserve-spotlight-all-year-long#comments Dispatch NG-911 Policy Public Safety State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://urgentcomm.com Journey to FirstNet a story of remarkable persistence, refusal to succumb to doubters http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet may be taking longer than many in the public-safety community had hoped to build the nationwide public-safety broadband network. However, the fact that that system is on the cusp of reality is remarkable, given the many challenges and doubts that have been overcome during the past decade.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/journey-firstnet-story-remarkable-persistence-refusal-succumb-doubters#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:23:00 +0000 50171 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: How will AT&T monetize FirstNet and the public sector? A talk with Kay Kapoor, the woman in charge http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/newscan-how-will-att-monetize-firstnet-and-public-sector-talk-kay-ka <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.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/04/06/how-will-at-t-monetize-firstnet-and-the-public.html">How will AT&amp;T monetize FirstNet and the public sector? A talk with Kay Kapoor, the woman in charge</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2017/04/08/emergency-sirens-blare-across-dallas-county-despite-clear-weather">Hacking blamed for emergency sirens blaring across Dallas early Saturday</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/newscan-how-will-att-monetize-firstnet-and-public-sector-talk-kay-ka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/newscan-how-will-att-monetize-firstnet-and-public-sector-talk-kay-ka#comments Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:20:00 +0000 50161 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet CEO, AT&T official provide further details about 25-year contract for first-responder network http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont <div class="node-body article-body">ATT plans to provide “very aggressive” pricing for its FirstNet subscription packages, and the carrier has pledged $18 billion to ensure that the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) receives regular technological and coverage upgrades during the 25-year contract period, according to officials for AT&T and FirstNet.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/firstnet-ceo-att-official-provide-further-details-about-25-year-cont#comments Long-Term Evolution Federal Government/Military Funding Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:48:00 +0000 50151 at http://urgentcomm.com