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June 07, 2017 | Comments
The IJIS Institute released a new white paper titled “CAD-to-CAD Data Sharing.” The IJIS Institute Public Safety Technical Standards Advisory Committee (IPSTC) created the white paper to assist the government community in its procurement of dispatch systems.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
Aptean, a provider of mission-critical enterprise software, acquired FDM Software, which provides records management systems, CAD, mapping and analysis solutions for public-safety agencies in North and South America.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) named Wes Johnston CEO. Johnston comes to TIA with more than 25 years of experience leading technology and telecom businesses. Most recently, he was managing director for technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) at The Gores Group, a global private equity firm.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
During the next year, LaaSer Critical Communications will work with IXP and the Chattahoochee River (Georgia) 9-1-1 Authority (ChatComm) to deliver enhanced services at the four Atlanta-area municipalities served by ChatComm.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
Zetron and RapidSOS announced the deployment of RapidSOS-enabled Zetron MAX call-taking software in multiple public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in Tennessee. PSAPs equipped with the newest MAX software are participating in a statewide pilot project coordinated by the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released fiscal year (FY) 2017 notices of funding opportunity for 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
A First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) official and AT&T executive offered an advance look at some of the information state single points of contact (SPOCs) will receive this week in Dallas during a state plan kick-off meeting.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
RapidSOS announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, a real-time crowdsourced traffic and navigation app. 9-1-1 centers connected to the RapidSOS next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) clearinghouse will soon be able to receive live incident data from Waze, providing public-safety call-takers and first responders with information around car crashes.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced grant recipients that will receive $197 million in competitive grant funding to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads meet the Dec. 31, 2018, deadline to implement positive train control (PTC) systems to improve safety.

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June 06, 2017 | Comments
AT&T executives told FCC officials that opting out of the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) results in “an exceptionally difficult and costly process for the state involved.” Four AT&T employees met with FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) staff May 18.

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