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June 09, 2020 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded 26 competitive research contracts with 23 small businesses to participate in Phase I of the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Each project will receive up to $150,000 from the DHS SBIR Program to conduct proof-of-concept research during a six-month period to address specific homeland security technology needs.

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June 08, 2020 | Comments
NextNav representatives highlighted continued progress in constructing its vertical location network. NextNav’s vertical location network will be available for use in 105 cellular market areas (CMAs) before the April 2021 deadline for the provision of 3-meter 9-1-1 accurate vertical location information to support public safety in the largest 25 CMAs, the company said in an FCC filing.

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June 02, 2020 | Comments
Polaris Wireless submitted a petition requesting the FCC to release an emergency declaratory ruling reaffirming the deadlines established in the fifth report and order on 9-1-1 location technology. Polaris said the Z-axis proceedings have reached a critical point that necessitates such clarity if the deadlines set by the commission are to be met. Polaris said the FCC should dismiss without prejudice the “alternative proposals belatedly and hastily advanced by certain interests.”

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May 29, 2020 | Comments
The State of Wisconsin selected GeoComm to complete a next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) geographic information system (GIS) consulting project. The project will assess the current GIS data used at local, regional and statewide agencies throughout Wisconsin.

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May 27, 2020 | Comments
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released two resources for public-safety communications managers.

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May 26, 2020 | Comments
Intrado announced it will enable its Emergency Communications Relay Center (ECRC) to provide its TXT29-1-1 relay solution to public-safety answering points (PSAPs) that have not yet deployed a direct text-to-9-1-1 service. The interim solution accelerates text-to-9-1-1 coverage across the country and provides individuals the ability to contact 9-1-1 without using a voice call.

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May 26, 2020 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications closed an acquisition of NG-911, a provider of next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) solutions for public-safety agencies in the Midwest. NG-911 has successfully deployed regional Comtech Solacom systems in the past.

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May 21, 2020 | Comments
GeoComm is celebrating its 25-year anniversary enabling public safety grade geographic information system (GIS) data to be used in 9-1-1 systems.

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May 21, 2020 | Comments
AT&T, the contractor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), deployed a new tower in Colorado. As a result of the state’s agreement with the FirstNet program, there is a commitment to deploy 33 new towers to enhance mobile coverage for first responders, a state broadband newsletter said.

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May 18, 2020 | Comments
CTIA officials discussed generally the most recent 9-1-1 Location Technologies Test Bed testing of 9-1-1 vertical (Z-axis) location technologies, Stage Za, in an FCC filing, but the full report is unavailable to the public.

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