Policy http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/32861/more en FCC approves order outlining criteria for review of FirstNet opt-out applications http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications <div class="node-body article-body">FCC commissioners unanimously approve a report and order that outlines the criteria that will be used by the agency in its interoperability review of applications by states choosing to pursue the “opt-out” alternative to FirstNet and nationwide contractor AT&amp;T building the LTE radio access network (RAN) within their borders.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/fcc/fcc-approves-order-outlining-criteria-review-firstnet-opt-out-applications#comments Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet FCC NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:41:00 +0000 51091 at http://urgentcomm.com PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device <div class="node-body video-body">Scott Ledgerwood, an IT security specialist for the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division, demonstrates how hackers can leverage a remote-access Trojan virus to access sensitive information and gain control of a device’s key functions. Ledgerwood provided the demonstration last week during the PSCR Broadband Stakeholder Meeting in San Antonio. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/pscr-scott-ledgerwood-demonstrates-how-hackers-can-compromise-handheld-device#comments Subscriber Devices Cybersecurity Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:07:00 +0000 51051 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality <div class="node-body blog-body">When ATT won the nationwide FirstNet contract, some expressed concern that the telecommunications giant could be so focused on its massive commercial business that the public-safety initiative would be overshadowed. FirstNet Chairwoman Sue Swenson says early indications make her confident that the carrier has the proper public-safety-centric focus to build the public-safety broadband network.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/firstnet-s-sue-swenson-expresses-confidence-att-s-ability-make-network-vision-reality#comments Long-Term Evolution Funding Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet System Installation NTIA/FirstNet Urgent Matters Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:06:00 +0000 50981 at http://urgentcomm.com Redl discusses FirstNet, spectrum sharing during nomination hearing for NTIA post http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post <div class="node-body article-body">​David Redl, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), pledged during his nomination hearing to maximize use of federal-government spectrum and help ensure a successful FirstNet deployment, if he is confirmed to serve in the post. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/redl-discusses-firstnet-spectrum-sharing-during-nomination-hearing-ntia-post#comments Long-Term Evolution Crash Avoidance Systems NG-911 Policy Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Spectrum/Frequency Coordination NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:44:00 +0000 50961 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet, AT&T drop ‘draft state plan’ term, announce process for early ‘opt-in’ decisions http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">​Governors will have an opportunity to accept the FirstNet state plan for deploying a public-safety broadband network within the borders as soon as this month, a FirstNet official announces at the organization’s meeting of state points of contact (SPOCs) in the Dallas area.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/ntiafirstnet/firstnet-att-drop-draft-state-plan-term-announce-process-early-opt-decisions#comments Long-Term Evolution Policy Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:20:00 +0000 50951 at http://urgentcomm.com The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data <div class="node-body blog-body">How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public. </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/state-911-planning-future-nationwide-data#comments Dispatch Funding NG-911 Policy Public Safety NENA View from the Top Thu, 01 Jun 2017 20:52:00 +0000 50651 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Supreme Court asked to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-supreme-court-asked-rule-if-cops-need-warrant-cell-site-data <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/2017/05/supreme-court-asked-to-rule-if-cops-need-warrant-for-cell-site-data/">Supreme Court asked to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site data</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/08/the-fcc-says-an-attack-not-john-oliver-hampered-its-website/">FCC says a DDOS attack&mdash;not John Oliver&mdash;hampered its website</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-supreme-court-asked-rule-if-cops-need-warrant-cell-site-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-supreme-court-asked-rule-if-cops-need-warrant-cell-site-data#comments Policy Tue, 09 May 2017 18:47:00 +0000 50411 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 How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors <div class="node-body blog-body">It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and death.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/how-first-responders-and-public-count-wireless-communications-even-indoors#comments In-Building Coverage & Interference Policy Public Safety System Design View from the Top Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 50291 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: There may be a good reason why Pittsburgh kept its body-camera policies under wraps http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-there-may-be-good-reason-why-pittsburgh-kept-its-body-camera-policies-under-wraps <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.routefifty.com/public-safety/2017/04/pittsburgh-body-camera-policy/137054/">There may be a good reason why Pittsburgh kept its body-camera policies under wraps</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-timewarner-fcc-meredith-idUSKBN17J1N8?il=0">FCC approves Time Warner station sale, easing merger deal with AT&amp;T</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-there-may-be-good-reason-why-pittsburgh-kept-its-body-camera-policies-under-wraps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/policy/newscan-there-may-be-good-reason-why-pittsburgh-kept-its-body-camera-policies-under-wraps#comments Policy Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:37:00 +0000 50251 at http://urgentcomm.com