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September 19, 2017 | Comments
Texas — one of the largest states in the country and home to an early builder network — and Idaho opted in to the respective plans from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband networks to their state's public-safety communities.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) reached an agreement to merge with QuEST Forum, a global association dedicated to quality and sustainability in the information communication and technology (ICT) industry. The move is part of a strategic effort to offer support and services that address a full range of needs facing the connectivity industry.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released a joint road map for state IT procurement reform and process transformation. The two associations have worked in tandem toward deeper engagement and partnership on this important issue for nearly two years.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) is seeking interested candidates for its leadership team and is specifically looking for a representative from the fire service. The VQiPS initiative provides information and support to first responders, so they can articulate their video quality needs and ultimately buy the best products to fit their unique requirements.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced a $4.8 million contract award to the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) of Herndon, Virginia, to apply internet of things (IoT) technologies to first responders and the commercial marketplace.

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) selected Everbridge as the new mass notification service provider for its statewide NY-ALERT program. The Everbridge system was selected partially based on its established scalability and reliability to support plans to grow the subscriber base of NY-ALERT

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September 19, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T Sept. 19 delivered updated information to the state plan portals of the 53 states and territories where they delivered the original state plan information. State official notifications are expected "in the near future" and will begin the 90-day deadline for a governor's opt-in or opt-out decision.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) board of directors approved a fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget of $73.5 million, a 13 percent decrease from its FY 2017 budget of $84.6 million. The resolution passed at the FirstNet board’s Sept. 14 meeting.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
Gov. Larry Hogan announced Maryland will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and accept FirstNet AT&T’s public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) state plan.

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September 18, 2017 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will visit Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas this week to discuss the importance of connectivity for public-safety services in rural America and ways to bridge the digital divide.

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