Southeast officials to address homeland security at October conference
A regional symposium in Atlanta set for Oct. 29–31 will highlight public safety communications.
Government and public safety officials from Georgia and throughout the Southeast will meet to address the ability of public safety responders to communicate by radio, also known as communications “interoperability.” The Public Safety Wireless Network program is sponsoring the 3-day symposium in cooperation with the Atlanta Police Department. The symposium is the 17th regional conference in a series sponsored by PSWN.
“This symposium will provide a forum where public safety and government officials can come together to discuss both roadblocks and solutions to improving public safety communications within Georgia and throughout the Southeast,” said Rick Murphy, PSWN program manager, Department of the Treasury. “This is a problem that can and must be corrected—through additional and continued cooperation, the support of state lawmakers, and the allocation of resources.”
PSWN symposiums bring together public safety and government officials to learn about initiatives at all levels of government for improving interoperability among public safety wireless networks. The symposiums typically give attendees the opportunity to share their experiences with others in the public safety environment. This symposium will include:
state and regional approaches to interoperability in Georgia.
state success stories—how some states have overcome challenges affecting the development of their radio systems.
how federal agencies are coordinating the development of interoperable wireless communication systems.
The registration deadline is Oct. 21, 2002. There is no fee for attending. After the deadline, walk-ins are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed symposium materials. For a registration form, or for more information, visit www.pswn.gov/events.htm.
The PSWN Program is a joint initiative sponsored by the Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury. The program works with the public safety community at all levels of government to improve wireless radio interoperability, bringing together officials from local, state, federal, and tribal governments to improve wireless interoperability among the nation’s fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical services departments. The program also conducts pilot projects and symposiums nationwide, and provides comprehensive information on wireless interoperability.