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FirstNet Unveils Five-Year Public Safety Roadmap

The First Responder Network Authority has published a roadmap that details public safety technology trends and operational needs for mobile broadband communications in the next five years. Built from industry and government feedback, the FirstNet Authority Roadmap contains six domains that represent key public safety operational functions, FirstNet said Monday.

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FEMA Tests National Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency held a national trial to test the Emergency Alert System, a service designed to notify U.S. citizens on national emergencies, Techcrunch reported Wednesday. The system reached radios and televisions across the country with the message “This is a test of the National Emergency Alert System.”

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DHS S&T Holds Meeting with 5 Research and Development Council, Int’l Partners

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate met with New York City's 5 Research and Development Council to review research, development, test and evaluation initiatives in public safety and security.  5RD Council members also visited DHS S&T's National Urban Security Technology Laboratory and were lectured on the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, the agency said Thursday

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DHS S&T, Google, IJIS Hold Text-To-911 Event

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate partnered with Google and the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute to conduct an event to help optimize public safety communication technologies for people with limited English language capacities. The Text-to-911 Translation TechFest delivered insights in current translation platforms and promoted the need for research and development efforts to reinforce efficient 911 call response, DHS said Wednesday

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DHS S&T, USFA, FEMA to Close Wildfire Gaps Under Public Safety Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration have teamed up with the international first responder community to address wildfire concerns in wildland-urban interface areas. FEMA will help optimize and address operational issues for public communications, intergovernmental coordination and wildland fire monitoring to augment building codes and infrastructure security, DHS said Tuesday.

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GAO: Congress Should Enact Legislation to Allow T-Band Comms for First Responders

The Government Accountability Office has urged Congress to enable first responders to T-Band radio frequencies for mission-critical voice communications. A new report issued on Friday highlighted the challenges first responders are facing with the relocation of public safety communications spectrum from T-Band frequencies. 

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Trump Urges Congress to Address Border Security Issue, Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump has sent a letter to congressional members to discuss illegal immigration and the importance of border security. Trump presented statistical data about security and humanitarian crises at the Southern Border in the letter, according to a White House news release posted Friday.

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