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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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Tom Sorley to Chair FirstNet Public Safety Advisory Panel

Tom Sorley, vice chair of the First Responder Network Authority’s public safety advisory committee over the past four years, has been appointed as chair of the panel. FirstNet said Monday the more than 30-year public safety veteran will lead PSAC and its efforts to help the agency uphold its goal to create a nationwide broadband network …

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DHS Adds Encryption Requirement to Radio Equipment Compliance Standards

The Department of Homeland Security has introduced an encryption requirement to a suite of standards for first responder radio platforms. DHS said Monday radio equipment that need encryption must use Advanced Encryption Standard 256 to meet the Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program‘s requirements. “The proliferation of proprietary and non-standard encryption capabilities has made …

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FAA: California Records Highest Number of Unauthorized Drone Incidents Among US States

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that California had the most number of reported unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems incidents among U.S. states from October 2015 to September 2016. California accounted for 21 percent out of approximately 1,744 disclosed UAS encounters nationwide, according to a California State Threat Assessment Center joint public safety bulletin posted Nov. …

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FirstNet Opens Public Safety Network Test Lab in Colorado

The First Responder Network Authority has opened a test laboratory in Boulder, Colorado as part of FirstNet’s preparation for the implementation of a national emergency services network. The FirstNet Innovation and Test Lab will serve as a hub for the agency and its contractor to test public safety features, devices and applications prior …

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DHS’ Dan Cotter: Smart City, Public Safety Tech Should Incorporate Geospatial Data

Dan Cotter, director of the first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has said public sector agencies should incorporate geospatial data in smart city and emergency response technologies. DHS said Tuesday Cotter joined a panel discussion on how geospatial data can support smart city initiatives on Sept. 28 …

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