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NIST to Revamp Communications Network

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking to revamp its wireless communication capabilities used by first responders and emergency workers, Fedscoop reported.

NIST will see a $300 million boost in funding in conjunction with the Middle Class Tax relief and Job Creation Act, signed into law by President Obama in February.

The Act carves out the framework for a new broadband network to be used by emergency and first responders.

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration will build the First Responder Network Authority.

Recently NIST released the second draft of its Computer Security Incident Handling Guide, a cybersecurity guidance for federal agencies.

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