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FCC Task Force to Develop 911 Planning Framework for IP-Based Platform Shift

A Federal Communications Commission task force will develop a planning framework and scorecard to support efforts by public safety agencies to shift their 911 systems to Internet Protocol-based platforms, Urgent Communications reported Tuesday. Donny Jackson writes the FCC’s Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Points Architecture held a webcast meeting to discuss the second phase of its effort after the …

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GAO Wants DHS, Other Agencies to Protect Emergency Response Systems from Cyberattacks

A new Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday recommends that the Department of Homeland Security should partner with other agencies to secure IP-based emergency response systems from cyber attacks, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes GAO wants DHS to work with the Commerce, Justice and Transportation departments and the Federal Communications …

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FCC Seeking Public Comment on 911 Texts, Photos

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to seek public comment on ways to enable the country’s 911 system to receive text messages, pictures and videos. The 911 system only supports voice calls, but text and multimedia messaging has become commonplace. During the open hearing, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski referenced the …

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FCC’s Next-Generation 911 Gears up for Next Step

The Federal Communications Commission’s next-generation 911 initiative might not be as well-known as its more controversial net neutrality proposal, but changing the way people interact with emergency services could have as big an impact. At the same meeting the commissioners voted to move forward on its controversial open Internet regulations …

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