Friday, October 31, 2003

SUMMIT ON INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY: "The Summit on Interoperable Communications for Public Safety, held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on June 26 and 27, 2003 was a joint effort between NIST, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, Project SAFECOM, and the National Institute of Justice’s AGILE Program. The Summit brought together a variety of programs that were created to assist public safety practitioners, including the First Responders."

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

National Defense Magazine: "The Army is drastically simplifying the makeup of its high-tech soldier ensemble, the Land Warrior, in an effort to make the system less prone to failures and easier to use."
Analysis: Standards needed for interoperability: "The federal government should move quickly to set interoperability standards so that emergency communications and public safety agencies can coordinate effective responses to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, according to research released this week."

Friday, October 24, 2003

GCN daily news -- Homeland Security issues RFI for Safecom: "The Homeland Security Department released a request for information this week for Project Safecom, the initiative to connect wireless first-responder systems across federal, state and local agencies. By Nov. 14, the department wants vendors to submit five- to seven-page white papers describing technologies, services or concepts for the project."
DHS wants wireless tech for responders: "The Homeland Security Department seeks ideas to develop technology that will allow more than 44,000 public safety agencies nationwide communicate with each other in an emergency."

Sunday, October 19, 2003

[WiNSeC] wireless network security center: "The center is focused on solving technical and organizational problems associated with secure communications platforms." Working on mesh networks for public safety.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Broadband Mobile Data Convergence: Swisscom Mobile announces at Telecomm 2003 exhibition in Geneva with Microsoft support. UMTS, GPRS, and Public WLAN access - together.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Friday, October 03, 2003

DoD Briefing on Joint Lessons Learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom: "We still have some problems with the interoperability of our systems" - Search on "interoperability"
Worcester County (MD) awarded $5.6 million: Ocean City Today article on one DHS grantee.
Radionet Rose: "ROSE (Radionet Open Source Environment) is a development platform for IEEE 802.11 based access points"
Morphis - WAX Overview: "Morphis WAX (Wireless Abstract XML), is a language and set of components that provide an easy mechanism for delivering the right content to wireless devices, with little effort."
SIP: Creating next-generation telecom applications: IBM on Session Initiation Protocol, the wrapper for real-time IP sessions.