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Industry Spotlight on Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA and APAC

Selim Bouri, Airbus vice president and head of MENA (Middle East North Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific), discusses technological changes in the public...

FirstNet is delivering more than we imagined

When Congress established FirstNet in 2012, many officials were worried that it charged with executing a big task with too few resources for a...

Industry Spotlight on Tony Gray, chief executive at the TCCA

TCCA CEO Tony Gray discusses the future roles of broadband and LMR technologies within the critical-communications industry during this question-and-...

Q&A with Alex Richardson of IHS Markit about control-room, public-safety trends

Alex Richardson, author of IHS Markit's 2017 Command & Control Rooms Report, provides background on several key trends in the critical-...

What to expect at APCO 2017

This year's APCO conference marks a turning point, as attendees arrive for the first time with FirstNet as an operational network in parts of the U.S...

The power of visualization technology for public safety

Humans process visual communications significantly faster than text. In a public-safety environment, where seconds of reaction time are critical,...

FirstNet opportunities—and challenges

As states and territories make their "opt-in/opt-out" decisions regarding FirstNet, here are three key areas that should be considered....

The State of 911: Planning for the future with nationwide data

How local, regional and state 911 leaders use nationwide data to improve emergency communications for the public....

911 telecommunicator training takes center stage in many states

The effort to enhance 911 telecommunicator training to ensure a more consistent standard of care is gaining momentum....

How first responders—and the public—count on wireless communications, even indoors

It is not merely a convenience that cellular connectivity is available throughout a building; it literally can be the difference between life and...

With FirstNet a reality, it’s time to turn our attention to securing the public safety network

Unfortunately, security often is viewed as either a negative or a value-neutral for IT projects. With FirstNet, we have a great opportunity to debunk...

SMS/MMS text messaging can help local governments and public-safety agencies connect to the public

Communicating with residents is a priority for state and local governments and public-safety agencies at any time, but it is especially important...

Former board member Paul Fitzgerald on FirstNet-AT&T deal: 'I like what I see and hear'

Paul Fitzgerald—the longtime sheriff of Story County, Iowa, and an outspoken member of the original FirstNet board in 2012—expresses support for the...

911 telecommunicators deserve the spotlight all year long

This week, we celebrate National Telecommunicators Week. Given what 911 personnel bring to the emergency-response process every day, even greater...

Maximizing the potential of the NPSBN and NG911

Both the next-generation 911 (NG911) and the nationwide public-safety broadband networks (NPSBN) promise to be game-changing public-safety...
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