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News and information related to the nationwide broadband communications network for first responders that is being designed and built under the auspices of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) an entity with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

  • Jun 22, 2017
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    PSCR: Fidel Liberal explains how mission-critical open platform can bolster development of public-safety solutions

    Fidel Liberal, an assistant professor at the University of Basque Country in Spain, describes the planned mission-critical open platform—usable by any developer wanting to build public-safety LTE solutions—that will be established with a $1.259 million research program grant from the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology....More
  • Jun 19, 2017
    Video
    Urgent Communications

    PSCR: Scott Ledgerwood demonstrates how hackers can compromise a handheld device

    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....More
  • Jun 13, 2017
    Commentary

    FirstNet’s Sue Swenson expresses confidence in AT&T’s ability to make network vision a reality

    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....More

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