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January 12, 2016 | Comments
The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosted a joint summit last month to discuss cybersecurity issues affecting public-safety and commercial networks. Panelists identified legacy equipment as one of public safety's biggest cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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December 11, 2015 | Comments
The FCC’s Task Force on Optimal Public-Safety Answering Point Architecture (TFOPA) procedurally adopted recommendations developed by two of its three working groups Dec. 10.

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December 01, 2015 | Comments
Three streams targeting the German TETRA network, IT security issues for critical infrastructure networks and the latest broadband spectrum developments in Europe comprised this year's PMRExpo. Several suppliers also released new products at the exhibition. The event drew 3,473 visitors, up from the 3,200 visitors it drew in 2014.

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October 23, 2015 | Comments
As communications, and other technology, becomes more connected, cybersecurity becomes a bigger issue. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) hosted a Twitter chat Oct. 21 to discuss distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and what can be done about them.

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October 15, 2015 | Comments
Motorola Solutions announced it is offering government and public-safety customers expanded cybersecurity services to help protect against cyber attacks, especially as they share information across agencies and work together to solve crimes.

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October 13, 2015 | Comments
The security infrastructure of Bilbao Metro in Spain — used by public-safety agencies and transportation entities such as Euskotren and ETS, as well as Bilbao Metro — will be integrated with Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for a first pilot project.

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October 13, 2015 | Comments
The deadline for comments on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) special notice on cybersecurity was extended to Oct. 21 from its original Oct. 16 deadline.

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October 08, 2015 | Comments
Raytheon won an additional $18.6 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to help the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (GoHKJ) secure its borders with Syria. The award is for increment three of DTRA’s Jordan Border Security Project (JBSP).

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October 06, 2015 | Comments
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) released a special notice on cybersecurity as part of its upcoming request for proposals (RFP). Comments are due Oct. 16.

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October 05, 2015 | Comments
In an effort to promote effective cybersecurity practices in public-safety agencies, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) developed the CAPTAIN program and next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) technical workshops. The CAPTAIN program aims to increase understanding and awareness of cybersecurity and physical infrastructure risks that could threaten the mission of emergency response agencies.

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