Governance http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32411/more en FCC Commissioner O’Rielly calls on governors to provide 911-fee-diversion information http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information <div class="node-body article-body">​FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly sends a letter to the governors of New York, Oklahoma, Missouri, Montana, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, criticizing those governments for not responding to the FCC’s request to report on 911 deployments and whether they diverted 911 fees for non-911 uses.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-commissioner-o-rielly-calls-governors-provide-911-fee-diversion-information#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Public Safety Regulation FCC Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:45:00 +0000 53671 at http://urgentcomm.com DHS S&T: Norman Speicher outlines highlights of new Integration Handbook, seeks input from public safety, industry http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">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.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2018/02/norman-speicher.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/Norman Speicher podcast on 02-16.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5320192">Norman Speicher podcast on 02-16.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-st-norman-speicher-outlines-highlights-new-integration-handbook-seeks-input-public-safety-in#comments Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Standards DHS IWCE NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:49:00 +0000 53631 at http://urgentcomm.com President Trump signs Kari’s Law http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law <div class="node-body article-body">President Donald Trump today signs into law H.R. 582—legislation better known as Kari’s Law—requiring that emergency callers can dial 911 directly from phones associated with multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) that are commonplace in hotels, offices and other enterprises.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/president-trump-signs-kari-s-law#comments Dispatch Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:40:00 +0000 53621 at http://urgentcomm.com House passes Kari’s Law amendment, legislation sent to President Trump for final signature http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. House members approves an amendment to Kari’s Law legislation—a measure that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—that awaits President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/house-passes-kari-s-law-amendment-legislation-sent-president-trump-final-signature#comments Dispatch Federal Government/Military Legislation NG-911 Public Safety State & Local Government System Design System Installation Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:49:00 +0000 53551 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet gets three new board members, while one spot remains open http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open <div class="node-body article-body">​U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross appoints three new FirstNet board members and the appointment of another board member to three-year terms, leaving the FirstNet board with one open seat and no clear state-government representative among its current membership.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-gets-three-new-board-members-while-one-spot-remains-open#comments Long-Term Evolution Legislation Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:11:00 +0000 53531 at http://urgentcomm.com Kari’s Law passes U.S. Senate, awaits House vote before being sent to President’s desk http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. senators this week again approved a House-initiated version of “Kari’s Law”—legislation that would require direct dialing for 911 calls made on multi-line telephone systems (MLTS) frequently used by hotels, offices and other enterprises—by unanimous consent. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/legislation/kari-s-law-passes-us-senate-awaits-house-vote-being-sent-president-s-desk#comments Dispatch Software Enterprise Legislation NG-911 Public Safety Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:39:00 +0000 53521 at http://urgentcomm.com EWA: Mark Crosby discusses upcoming IWCE 2018 panels, EWA initiatives http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Enterprise Wireless Alliance President and CEO Mark Crosby previews two IWCE 2018 sessions in which he will participate as a panelist—one examining the future of spectrum allocation and another exploring T-Band challenges for public-safety and business/industrial systems. Crosby also highlights EWA’s Cevo Go mobile frequency-coordination service and plans to expand educational offerings in cooperation. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://urgentcomm.com/site-files/urgentcomm.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2018/02/mark-crosby-promo-595jpgcropdisplayjpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1jpgcropdisplay1.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/Mark Crosby podcast on 02-05.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9744384">Mark Crosby podcast on 02-05.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/iwce/ewa-mark-crosby-discusses-upcoming-iwce-2018-panels-ewa-initiatives#comments Land-Mobile Radio Applications Policy Spectrum/Frequency Coordination System Design EWA FCC IWCE Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:31:00 +0000 53481 at http://urgentcomm.com Secure 5G network needed in the U.S., but ‘no decisions’ yet on nationalization proposal, White House says http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi <div class="node-body article-body">Secure 5G connectivity in the U.S. is needed to protect governments, enterprises and consumers from cyberattacks, but there have been “absolutely no decisions made” about how that goal will be achieved, the White House said after a proposal to create a nationalized 5G network was criticized throughout the telecom industry.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/secure-5g-network-needed-us-no-decisions-yet-nationalization-proposal-whi#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government Wireless Networks NTIA/FirstNet Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:01:00 +0000 53381 at http://urgentcomm.com Some advice for new Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs) http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-advice-new-statewide-interoperability-coordinators-swics <div class="node-body blog-body">Becoming a successful Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) starts with defining success, developing a plan for success, and building a network to achieve success.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-advice-new-statewide-interoperability-coordinators-swics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/some-advice-new-statewide-interoperability-coordinators-swics#comments Interoperability Policy Public Safety Regional Coordination State & Local Government View from the Top Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:10:00 +0000 53341 at http://urgentcomm.com Verizon preemption service ‘available’ to public-safety customers but not necessarily ‘enabled’ http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec <div class="node-body article-body">Verizon has made preemptive access “available” across its network for public-safety customers and demonstrated that it works during this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade in California, but the preemption functionality is being “enabled” only on a limited basis in other parts of the country, according to a Verizon spokesperson.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/public-safety-broadbandfirstnet/verizon-preemption-service-available-public-safety-customers-not-nec#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Design NTIA/FirstNet Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:56:00 +0000 53301 at http://urgentcomm.com