Monday, July 27, 2015

Homeland Security Today: Bill to Improve Interoperable Emergency Communications for First Responders Passed by House

Homeland Security Today: Bill to Improve Interoperable Emergency Communications for First Responders Passed by House: The State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act, or SWIC Enhancement Act (HR 2206), passed by the House would require states to have a Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) or to delegate activities related to achieving interoperability to other individuals.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Homeland Security Today: NEW - Unlocking Interoperability: What It Means for Next-Generation Public Safety Communications

Homeland Security Today: NEW - Unlocking Interoperability: What It Means for Next-Generation Public Safety Communications - Robert Stack: You can’t go 60 seconds in a conversation about public safety communications without someone using the word “interoperability.” Plus, the number of interpretations—and misinterpretations—of what “interoperability" actually means is directly related to the number of participants in the conversation. That’s because “interoperability” means something different to the many facets in the industry.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Friendly Fire 'Kills' Allied Troops During NATO War Games in Germany / Sputnik International

Friendly Fire 'Kills' Allied Troops During NATO War Games in Germany / Sputnik International: "It's more than material. There are cognitive, procedural, and then technical aspects. We've got to all be on the same cognitive framework, we've got to have procedures on how to do things, and then there’s a technical solution."

Monday, March 31, 2014

Whither Interoperability?

With Friends in Government, Motorola Beats a Path to Telecom Supremacy: From the nation’s capital to the Pacific Coast, government officials have handed the company noncompetitive contracts, used modifications of years-old contracts to acquire new systems or crafted bid specifications to Motorola’s advantage. These officials, perhaps without recognizing their collective role, have helped stunt the very competition that’s needed to hold down prices and assure the most efficient use of government dollars.

Monday, April 01, 2013

FirstNet

FirstNet Moves Forward, But Hurdles Remain: The logic behind creating a nationwide broadband network for first responders is simple. Deploy a high-speed wireless communications system so that federal, state and local emergency response personnel can share data, do their jobs more efficiently and save more lives in the process.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Maximizing use of FirstNet network is critical to ongoing feasibility

Morgan O'Brien is arguably the smartest man existent when it comes to the wireless business.  He has also invested a considerable amount of money and time in planning for public safety broadband.

Maximizing use of FirstNet network is critical to ongoing feasibility: "FirstNet's first steps, as reflected in the reports and proposals from their Denver meeting in February, show just the blend of boldness and caution that this project demands. This is shaping up to be much more than a "glass half-full." Give credit to NTIA and the strong, diverse team of players they have recruited to undertake this task of unprecedented scale and complexity."