At budget time, disagreements often arise between law-enforcement officials and IT staff regarding the best use of funds for new technology, according to panelists at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Training Conference and Technology Exposition.
FCC officials grant an application from the state of Montana to cancel the state’s public-safety narrowband licenses in the 700 MHz band ahead of next month’s buildout deadline, meaning the spectrum will fall under the authority of the states regional planning committee (RPC).
Rescue workers worldwide have another way to search for missing persons via a cell-phone location solution from Icelandic technology integrator Rögg that does not utilize GPS, according to officials for Range Networks, which developed the supporting hardware and open-source software platform
Officials for Calgary, Alberta, had only hours last summer to migrate the city’s mission-critical network to a new multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network, thanks to the largest flood in the city’s modern history last summer that threatened catastrophic network failure.
(updated at 5:03 p.m. EST) Motorola Solutions announces the sale of its enterprise unit to Zebra Technologies for $3.45 billion cash, marking Motorola Solutions’ exit from the enterprise space. Instead, the company will focus on mission-critical communications for the government and public-safety markets, according to Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown.
FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino reflects on the two-year anniversary of Congress passing the legislation that created FirstNet, which is charged with building and maintaining a nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety.
Social media can be a powerful tool for disseminating important information quickly, especially by government and public-safety agencies in times of emergency. But there are pitfalls to be avoided, particularly those that concern privacy.