DHS http://urgentcomm.com/taxonomy/term/33021/more en 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 DHS: Milt Nenneman highlights features of new EDGE virtual training platform http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-milt-nenneman-highlights-features-new-edge-virtual-training-platform <div class="field-podcast-source"> <a href="/urgent-communications-podcast">The Urgent Communications Podcast</a> </div> <div class="node-body audio-body">Milt Nenneman, project manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology directorate, describes the new Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) virtual training platform, which will be available to public-safety agencies beginning next week. The online training system will be free to first-responder agencies and will be demonstrated in booth #2614 at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) show, wihich will be Oct. 15-18 in San Diego.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/dhs/dhs-milt-nenneman-highlights-features-new-edge-virtual-training-platform" 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/2016/10/miltnenneman.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/Milt Nenneman--DHS on EDGE.MP3" type="audio/mpeg; length=9128092">Milt Nenneman--DHS on EDGE.MP3</a></div> </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-milt-nenneman-highlights-features-new-edge-virtual-training-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-milt-nenneman-highlights-features-new-edge-virtual-training-platform#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Software Applications Training DHS Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:35:00 +0000 48231 at http://urgentcomm.com What’s up with WhatsApp for emergency communications? http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-whatsapp-emergency-communications <div class="node-body blog-body">When terror struck Brussels last month, one thing that quickly became evident was how much more needs to be done to ensure effective and efficient communications for first responders worldwide.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-whatsapp-emergency-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/blog/what-s-whatsapp-emergency-communications#comments Incident Command/Situational Awareness Applications Federal Government/Military Interoperability Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet State & Local Government DHS NTIA/FirstNet View from the Top Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:51:00 +0000 44521 at http://urgentcomm.com TechNexus: Terry Howerton highlights challenges, opportunities for vendors in public-safety sector http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/technexus-terry-howerton-highlights-challenges-opportunities-vendors-public-safety-sector <div class="node-body video-body">Terry Howerton, CEO of Chicago-based startup incubator TechNexus, discusses the benefits of creating a global public-safety marketplace that will attract solutions from more entrepreneurial companies—a primary goal of the new International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/technexus-terry-howerton-highlights-challenges-opportunities-vendors-public-safety-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/technexus-terry-howerton-highlights-challenges-opportunities-vendors-public-safety-sector#comments Funding Public Safety System Design DHS Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:23:00 +0000 39141 at http://urgentcomm.com DHS: Dan Cotter discusses purpose of the new International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-dan-cotter-discusses-purpose-new-international-forum-advance-first-responder-innovation <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Dan Cotter, acting director of the first-responders group at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science &amp; Technology directorate, explains how the International Forum to Advance First Responder Innovation hopes to establish a global market for public-safety solutions that could reduce costs and drive innovation in the sector. Cotter spoke with <em>IWCE&rsquo;s Urgent Communications</em> Editor Donny Jackson after the forum&rsquo;s first meeting this week in Chicago.</p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-dan-cotter-discusses-purpose-new-international-forum-advance-first-responder-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/dhs-dan-cotter-discusses-purpose-new-international-forum-advance-first-responder-innovation#comments Public Safety System Design DHS Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:55:00 +0000 39031 at http://urgentcomm.com Newscan: Sniper attack on California power grid may have been ‘an insider,’ DHS says http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/newscan-sniper-attack-california-power-grid-may-have-been-insider-dhs-says <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Web Roundup</strong><br /> <em>Items from other news organizations</em></p> <p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/16/technology/sniper-power-grid/">Sniper attack on California power grid may have been &lsquo;an insider,&rsquo; DHS says</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/wheeler-multiple-wireless-bidders-will-show-auction/145194">Wheeler: Multiple wireless bidders will show up at incentive auction</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/newscan-sniper-attack-california-power-grid-may-have-been-insider-dhs-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/dhs/newscan-sniper-attack-california-power-grid-may-have-been-insider-dhs-says#comments DHS Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:40:00 +0000 39011 at http://urgentcomm.com Top 5 Stories: Week of Sept. 14-18 http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/top-5-stories-week-sept-14-18 <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a look at the most popular stories on IWCE’s Urgent Communications from last week.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/top-5-stories-week-sept-14-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/top-5-stories-week-sept-14-18#comments Applications Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Dispatch Interoperability DHS NTIA/FirstNet Thu, 24 Sep 2015 15:01:00 +0000 38471 at http://urgentcomm.com Panelists discuss current ransomware attacks, public safety’s need to coordinate cybersecurity efforts http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/panelists-discuss-current-ransomware-attacks-public-safety-s-need-coordinate-cybersecu <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber attacks on public safety are very real, and first-responder organizations need to cooperate to combat efforts to infect their systems and compromise sensitive data on IP-based systems, panelists said during cybersecurity session at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2015 conference.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/panelists-discuss-current-ransomware-attacks-public-safety-s-need-coordinate-cybersecu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/panelists-discuss-current-ransomware-attacks-public-safety-s-need-coordinate-cybersecu#comments Cybersecurity Funding Interoperability NG-911 Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security APCO DHS FCC Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:13:00 +0000 38021 at http://urgentcomm.com ECaTS: Stephen Fullerton outlines capabilities of company's platform for 911 data http://urgentcomm.com/apco/ecats-stephen-fullerton-outlines-capabilities-companys-platform-911-data <div class="node-body video-body">Stephen Fullerton, regional sales director for ECaTS, highlights the functionality of the company's 911 data platform, including the abillity to access information from any smart device and its dashboard solution, which was featured on the APCO 2015 show floor in a demonstration conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the state of California. </div> <div class="field-byline"> Stephanie Toone </div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/apco/ecats-stephen-fullerton-outlines-capabilities-companys-platform-911-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/apco/ecats-stephen-fullerton-outlines-capabilities-companys-platform-911-data#comments Dispatch NG-911 PSAP APCO DHS Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:49:00 +0000 38011 at http://urgentcomm.com FirstNet plans to release cybersecurity information this fall, Kennedy says http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/firstnet-plans-release-cybersecurity-information-fall-kennedy-says <div class="node-body article-body">FirstNet officials will provide information about the organization’s cybersecurity strategy this fall, beginning with its Industry Day next week, FirstNet President TJ Kennedy said this week during a panel session at the APCO 2015 show.</div> <p><a href="http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/firstnet-plans-release-cybersecurity-information-fall-kennedy-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://urgentcomm.com/cybersecurity/firstnet-plans-release-cybersecurity-information-fall-kennedy-says#comments Cybersecurity Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet Security Security System Design APCO DHS NTIA/FirstNet Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:28:00 +0000 37961 at http://urgentcomm.com