Fugate specifically mentioned the Public Assistance (PA) federal disaster grants to eligible state, tribal, and local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit entities for the “repair, replacement or restoration of publicly-owned facilities and infrastructure damaged during a disaster.”
It features a push-to-talk button that’s integrated into the steering wheel and eight video cameras that are strategically positioned. In the trunk is a mobile radio, a mobile workstation and a digital video recording system that is connected to all eight cameras and which is always on.
The Obama Administration announced a number of new initiatives designed to accelerate the modernization of U.S. electric-grid infrastructure — including deploying smart-grid technologies — to facilitate the integration of renewable sources, accommodate electric vehicles, avoid blackouts and restore power more quickly, and reduce the need for new power plants.
Expressing concern about use of past federal investments of spectrum and money for public-safety communications, members of a key House subcommittee questioned whether proposals to reallocate the 700 MHz D Block and provide billions of dollars in federal funding would alleviate interoperability problems that exist today.