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Cyber Training Course Goes Online for Officers & First Responders

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the FBI to provide a free online cyber training program for all local, state, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcers and first responders. The Cyber Investigator Certification Program features nine modules on software, hardware, the internet and social networks, encryption, …

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MD5 Names Winners of First DoD Public-Private Partnership Hackathon Event

The Defense Department‘s public-private partnership MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator has announced winners of the inaugural hackathon event that brought together researchers, entrepreneurs, first responders and military personnel to develop disaster relief technology concepts. MD5 said Wednesday winning teams include Squad Sanctuary, Squad EL Tags and Squad Visual Ops that will each …

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GSA Unveils iBook Version of Federal Acquisition Regulation

The General Services Administration has released an iBook version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to offer contracting officers, contractors and business owners information on the federal government’s purchasing process. Jeff Koses, senior procurement executive at GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy, wrote in a blogpost published Tuesday the agency sought to support people on the …

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NIST, Industry Partners Develop Mobile Wireless Communications Platform for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has collaborated with more than 70 industry partners to combine commercial technologies into a mobile wireless communications system for first responders. NIST said Wednesday the Rapidly Deployable Public Safety Research Platform works to facilitate voice, text, video and data communications between approximately 200 users of broadband smartphones, …

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DHS Rolls Out First Responder Data Sharing Tool Worldwide; Dan Cotter Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has rolled out an information sharing tool for first responders around the world. DHS said Monday the Next-Generation Incident Command System works as a mobile, web-based communication platform for first responders to request and receive remote assistance from personnel. DHS and the U.S. Coast …

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise

The Department of Homeland Security held the First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at the White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico in an effort to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems. DHS said Wednesday its agency’s science and technology directorate sought to prevent communication interference through the use of jamming prevention, detection and …

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CBO: Natl Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Bill Would Not Affect Revenue, Direct Spending

The Congressional Budget Office has said a proposed House bill that calls for collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to support state and local cybersecurity efforts would not directly affect  government spending or revenues. CBO said Friday it estimates that the implementation of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness …

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DHS S&T Program to Explore Emerging Tech for Urban First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security invites commercial, academic and government organizations to participate in a new technology demonstration and assessment program that seeks to address the capability gaps facing urban emergency response communities. DHS’ science and technology directorate plans to hold an event this October in an effort to find emerging technologies that …

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Harlin McEwen: FirstNet Forms Local Control, Identity & Access Mgmt Teams

The First Responder Network Authority and its public safety advisory committee have created two task forces to help the agency manage governance and data access issues for the future national emergency services network. Harlin McEwen, chairman of FirstNet’s public safety advisory committee, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the first …

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