Sunday, January 23, 2005

Michigan counties seek security funds: "First Responders from all 15 counties and five tribes across the Upper Peninsula are vying for Homeland Security funds to place all U.P. emergency agencies on the Michigan Public Safety Communications System."

Monday, January 17, 2005

Emergency Interoperability Consortium Announces Agreement with Department of Homeland Security to Promote Data Sharing During Emergencies: "The Emergency Interoperability Consortium (EIC) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to promote the development and proliferation of data sharing standards for emergency response. Thought to be the first of its kind between DHS and a non-government entity, the agreement establishes an alliance between the organizations to jointly promote the design, development, release, and use of XML standards to help solve data sharing problems commonly encountered during emergency operations. The initial term of the agreement is three years. "

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Can We Just Talk?: "SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento Police Department received approval from the Sacramento City Council to accept a grant that will allow them to make critical improvements to an outdated radio communications system. The council also approved a request from the department to create a partnership with the County of Sacramento for system-wide upgrades. "