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GAO: NHTSA Needs to Establish National 911 Program Performance Goals to Back NG911 Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to develop performance measures and goals for the National 911 program in order to assess how the initiative meets its mission in supporting the implementation of the Next Generation 911 system. GAO said in a report publicly released Friday the …

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Commerce Dept Wants Public Feedback on Proposed Regulations for 911 Grant Program

The Commerce Department seeks public input on the proposed implementing rules of a grant program that would fund state and local governments’ 911 call center modernization efforts. The department said Thursday the 911 Grant Program will issue up to $110 million in funds to help states and local jurisdictions adopt internet protocol-based emergency services …

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White House, DoT, NHTSA Issue Traffic Fatality Data ‘Call to Action’

The Transportation Department, White House and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a call to action that seeks to engage stakeholders in efforts to address the 7.2 percent increase of traffic fatalities in 2015 through the use of data. NHTSA will give access to its Fatality Analysis Reporting System to safety partners, government officials, technologists, data scientists and …

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GAO: Transportation Dept Should Define Responsibilities in Vehicle Cyber Attacks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department define and document its roles and responsibilities for responses to cyber attacks against vehicles with an emphasis on systems that affect passenger safety. GAO said in a report publicly released Monday it found modern vehicle interfaces for functions such as braking and steering that rely on software can be vulnerable to …

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FBI, NHTSA Roll Out Public Alert on Cyber Threat Risks in Motor Vehicles

The FBI and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationt have released a public service announcement that seeks to raise awareness on cybersecurity threats linked to Internet-connected devices in motor vehicles. That PSA posted Thursday says threat actors can remotely attack a vehicle’s electronic control unit through the use of vulnerabilities in third-party devices …

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Richard McKinney: DOT Opens 2K Data Sets to Public

The Transportation Department has opened more than 2,000 data sets to the public as part of efforts to fulfill federal initiatives for open data. Richard McKinney, DOT chief information officer, said Monday that department’s latest move was intended to meet a Nov. 30 deadline for President Barack Obama’s executive order …

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Report: Government Shutdown Delays Public Safety Operations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has released a report that shows several public safety operations have been delayed amid the government shutdown, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the National Transportation Safety Board has furloughed 383 of its 410 employees, including investigators. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairman, …

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