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GAO Recommends FirstNet to Address Tribal Stakeholders’ Concerns on Public-Safety Broadband Network

The Government Accountability Office urged the First Responder Network Authority in June to consider tribal stakeholders’ concerns regarding the future Public-Safety Broadband Network and evaluate long-term staffing requirements for the effort. GAO said in a report published Thursday that FirstNet has opened a test lab for public safety devices and applications …

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FirstNet Board OKs $74M Fiscal 2018 Public Safety Network Budget

The First Responder Network Authority Board has approved a fiscal year 2018 budget of $73.5 million to fund FirstNet’s efforts to deploy, operate and manage a nationwide public safety broadband network. FirstNet said Thursday the amount is 13 percent lower than the agency’s current funding level as a result of its …

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FirstNet, Industry Partner to Build Emergency Mobile Comm System

The First Responder Network Authority is collaborating with industry to develop and commercialize a platform for first responders to communicate when they respond to emergencies in remote areas. The Mobile Communications Unit will be built to integrate into emergency response vehicles and allow first responders to transmit information while outside …

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