Federal Government/Military http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32481/more en 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 ITEC: Walt Magnussen talks about CAUSE V, Winter Institute events during the upcoming year http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea <div class="node-body video-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/interoperability/itec-walt-magnussen-talks-about-cause-v-winter-institute-events-during-upcoming-yea#comments Disaster Response Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety System Operation Test and Measurement DHS Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:02:00 +0000 49781 at http://urgentcomm.com Intelligence leaders outline challenges associated with responding to foreign cyberthreats during Senate hearing http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur <div class="node-body article-body">Addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be a priority for the new administration, but the rapidly-changing cyber environment makes it difficult to assess blame for foreign-led cyberthreats and take actions that will deter future attacks, intelligence leaders and senators said today during a committee hearing on the subject. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/intelligence-leaders-outline-challenges-associated-responding-foreign-cyberthreats-dur#comments Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Federal Government/Military Policy Security Security Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:39:00 +0000 48911 at http://urgentcomm.com How smartphone alerts can increase Americans’ safety abroad during times of uncertainty http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty <div class="node-body blog-body">Despite efforts to improve the ability of the U.S. government to be able to communicate with Americans traveling abroad, the chances of success are haphazard, at best—a situation that could result in the unnecessary loss of American lives. Technology offers a way to increase significantly the chance for the U.S. government to provide important emergency information to these Americans on foreign soil.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-smartphone-alerts-can-increase-americans-safety-abroad-during-times-uncertainty#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Federal Government/Military Policy Public Security View from the Top Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:50:00 +0000 48481 at http://urgentcomm.com Rivada Networks sues to contest bid disqualification in Mexico, alleges procurement-related robbery http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-networks-sues-contest-bid-disqualification-mexico-alleges-procurement-related-robbery <div class="node-body article-body">Rivada Networks files suit in a Mexican federal court in an attempt to have its Red Compartida bid—a proposal to build and operate a nationwide 700 MHz wholesale LTE network in Mexico—evaluated after Mexico’s government disqualified Rivada for failing to provide a bid bond for the project by the bid deadline, according to a company spokesman.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-networks-sues-contest-bid-disqualification-mexico-alleges-procurement-related-robbery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/rivada-networks-sues-contest-bid-disqualification-mexico-alleges-procurement-related-robbery#comments Long-Term Evolution Coverage & Interference Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:02:00 +0000 48441 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet will follow federal procurement rules, but delays in the process will not be allowed, CEO Poth says http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-will-follow-federal-procurement-rules-delays-process-will-not-be-allowed-ceo-p <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet will not cut procedural corners or accept unnecessary delays as it enters the final stages of the procurement to select a contractor that will be tasked to build and maintain a nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) for the next 25 years, FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said yesterday. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-will-follow-federal-procurement-rules-delays-process-will-not-be-allowed-ceo-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-will-follow-federal-procurement-rules-delays-process-will-not-be-allowed-ceo-p#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:23:00 +0000 48411 at http://urgentcomm.com What could go wrong? Here are some sources of potential unwanted delays in FirstNet deployment http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-could-go-wrong-here-are-some-sources-potential-unwanted-delays-firstnet-deployment <div class="node-body blog-body">FirstNet's procurement includes an aggressive phased deployment plan throughout the United States. But there are several potential scenarios that could create unwanted delays.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-could-go-wrong-here-are-some-sources-potential-unwanted-delays-firstnet-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-could-go-wrong-here-are-some-sources-potential-unwanted-delays-firstnet-deployment#comments Federal Government/Military Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 01 Nov 2016 21:09:00 +0000 48391 at http://urgentcomm.com What the elimination of pdvWireless may indicate about the timing of the overall FirstNet project http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-elimination-pdvwireless-may-indicate-about-timing-overall-firstnet-project <div class="node-body blog-body">Just two weeks before FirstNet's target date of Nov. 1 to announce the winning contractor, pdvWireless disclosed that its bidding team is no longer in contention. A review of federal procurement rules reveals that the notification also may indicate that Nov. 1 is not a realistic date to unveil the contractor—and that's OK, as long as the procurement is executed properly.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-elimination-pdvwireless-may-indicate-about-timing-overall-firstnet-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-elimination-pdvwireless-may-indicate-about-timing-overall-firstnet-project#comments Federal Government/Military Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:17:00 +0000 48281 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Pentagon confronts a new threat from ISIS: Exploding drones http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/newscan-pentagon-confronts-new-threat-isis-exploding-drones <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.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/world/middleeast/iraq-drones-isis.html">Pentagon confronts a new threat from ISIS: Exploding drones</a></p> <p><a href="http://industrialiot5g.com/20161017/channels/news/verizon-drones-hurricane-tag31-tag99">Verizon using drones to inspect cell sites in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/newscan-pentagon-confronts-new-threat-isis-exploding-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/federal-governmentmilitary/newscan-pentagon-confronts-new-threat-isis-exploding-drones#comments Federal Government/Military Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:42:00 +0000 48261 at http://urgentcomm.com New trade association formed to represent communications interests of non-public-safety government entities http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-trade-association-formed-represent-communications-interests-non-public-sa <div class="node-body article-body">A group of industry leaders announces the formation of the Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association (GWTCA), a trade association that officials say is being established to represent the communications needs of government public-service entities.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-trade-association-formed-represent-communications-interests-non-public-sa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/state-local-government/new-trade-association-formed-represent-communications-interests-non-public-sa#comments Land-Mobile Radio Long-Term Evolution Critical Infrastructure Federal Government/Military Policy State & Local Government FCC Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:47:00 +0000 47811 at http://urgentcomm.com