Sunday, November 30, 2003

Cluster 5: Small Radios, Big Demands: Software-defined radio (SDR) technology will eventually improve domestic communications interoperability by providing frequency- and waveform-agile portables to police, firefighters, and other first responders. This report describes progress being made through the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program and challenges faced by industry in creating the first generation of practical, battery-powered SDR radios.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

FCC Wireless Bureau Reorganized: "The Federal Communications Commission today said the Wireless Bureau has been reorganized to more effectively support strategic goals regarding broadband, competition, spectrum, media, homeland security and agency modernization."

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

New York Statewide Wireless Network (NYSWN) : "In January 2000, the SWN project was established under the New York State Office for Technology. The purpose of the project is to implement an integrated wireless radio network with statewide coverage, provide for interagency & intergovernmental communications (interoperability), and encourage partnerships with local governments to address their communications needs. "

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Communications system proves challenge for Coast Guard: "The Coast Guard is weathering software glitches in its efforts to roll out a new modernized communication system by 2006."

Friday, November 07, 2003

WyoLink: "[Wyoming] will ask the Legislature for $5.1 million next year to design and launch a statewide radio network that will improve communications among local, state and federal first responders in emergencies."

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Government Executive Magazine - 11/6/03 Lawmakers urge feds to take lead on first responder issues: "While there is an abundance of information on the problems facing 'first responders' to emergencies, the lack of leadership in addressing their concerns has hampered progress on the issue, two House lawmakers said on Thursday."