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Mike Poth Offers Updates on FirstNet’s Acquisition Process for Public Safety Broadband Network at Senate Hearing

Mike Poth, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority, has testified before the members of a Senate Commerce subcommittee to discuss the procurement process for the proposed national public safety broadband network for first responders. Poth said in his testimony Tuesday that FirstNet’s source selection team has started the evaluation of …

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DHS Unveils Mobile App for First Responder SAR Guidance

The First Responders Group of the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has launched a mobile application that provides response teams access to search-and-rescue protocols, strategies and other information. DHS said Wednesday the Lost Person Behavior app works as a field guide for first responders who do not have the …

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TJ Kennedy: FirstNet Concept to Key on Data, Mobile Tools for First Responders

The First Responder Network Authority will work to use smart mobile technology to help law enforcement communicate or send information through the future wireless public safety network FirstNet while in the field. T.J. Kennedy, acting executive director of FirstNet, wrote in a blog post publisehd Jan. 16 that the network’s operating environment will support data-driven …

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Robert Griffin Named DHS Sci-Tech Deputy Undersecretary

Robert Griffin, formerly acting deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has assumed that position on a full-time basis as of Oct. 5. The 20-year veteran of first responder and local government organizations will work with Reginald Brothers, DHS undersecretary for science and technology, the agency said Sunday. Griffin …

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Army Nat’l Guard Deploys Emergency Comm System for Interoperability

The Army National Guard is deploying the Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system to facilitate emergency communications interoperability among first responders with the goal to sustain Internet and phone operations during disasters. Amy Walker wrote on Sept. 29 that DIRECT comprises a Delta Package and a Joint Network Node equipped with a Satellite Transportable Terminal and …

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