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CISA Publishes Guide on Communications Dependencies for Public Safety

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SAFECOM, an organization within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has issued a white paper on how public safety agencies can prepare for communications issues associated with dependencies on third-party partners. The paper, titled “Public Safety Communications Dependencies on Non-Agency Infrastructure and Services,” highlights procedures on how to plan for such events, CISA's Ted Lawson said in a blog post published Monday.

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NIST Announces New Round of SBIR Efforts; Mojdeh Bahar Quoted

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has selected 19 small businesses to develop new technologies through grants totaling over $4.4 million in value. The awardees will address various technology needs under phases one and two of the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, NIST said Thursday.

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Fact Sheet Seeks to Help Federal Agencies Manage Encryption Keys to Safeguard Voice Communications

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The National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SAFECOM) and the Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications have released a fact sheet to help law enforcement and public safety agencies manage encryption keys in order to protect voice communications from unauthorized personnel.

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CISA Issues Guide on TDoS-Based Attacks to Emergency Comms Centers

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a fact sheet on telephony denial of service attacks (TDoS) and how stakeholders can prevent these threats from disrupting public safety operations. CISA said Tuesday that TDoS attacks are meant to overload the networks of emergency communications facilities such as 911 dispatch centers through various attack vectors.

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DHS Hosts Annual Info Sharing Summit on Public Safety

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The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate and the National Alliance for Public Safety Geospatial Information Services Foundation held an event that sought to disseminate various practices and validate approaches in geospatial technologies and information sharing.

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CISA Unveils SAFECOM Website for Centralized Emergency Comms

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched a website for public safety communications that uses resources under the SAFECOM unit, Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications and National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators.

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HUD, Salient CRGT Become Top Finalist for the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation 2020; Atacan Donmez Quoted

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Salient CRGT has announced that the company’s partnering client, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has ranked as a top finalist for the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation 2020 Conference and Awards for the Unisys Migration Project (UMP) – Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), Salient CRGT reported on Thursday.

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CentralSquare Provides Complementary Software Products to Assist Public Safety Agencies With COVID-19 Response; David Zolet Quoted

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CentralSquare Technologies will provide complimentary use of select software solutions to its more than 5,000 public safety customers across the nation in support of national emergency response around the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Tuesday.

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