Public Safety Broadband/FirstNet


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).

  • Aug 26, 2014

    Should FirstNet system be designed from the inside out?

    Most discussions about the design of the much-anticipated FirstNet system focus on the outdoor macro network, but the fact is that the availability of in-building coverage via DAS or other small-cell technologies could impact the number of macro sites that need to be deployed....More
  • Aug 12, 2014
    Urgent Communications

    McAfee: Scott Montgomery discusses FirstNet security

    Kimberlee Payton-Jones of IWCE's Urgent Communications talks to Scott Montgomery, vice president and chief technology officer of public sector at McAfee, at APCO 2014 in New Orleans....More
  • Aug 7, 2014
    Urgent Communications

    NIST: Feedback needed on security requirements for mobile apps

    Michael Ogata, a computer scientist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), talks about a recent NIST white paper regarding public-safety requirements for mobile applications and the kind of feedback being sought. The public comment period ends Sept. 13....More

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