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February 21, 2020 | Comments
University of Colorado researchers released a report on the details of the presidential alerting system and their development and demonstration of the first practical spoofing attack on presidential alerts, using both commercially available hardware and modified open source software.

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February 20, 2020 | Comments
The first phase of the South Korean nationwide public-safety network is complete, while phase two is underway and expected to be completed by June.

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February 20, 2020 | Comments
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC), a federation of public-safety communications organizations, has formed a separate not-for-profit foundation to potentially fund the federation’s work. The NPSTC Foundation was incorporated in December and has applied to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) organization that would be exempt from federal income tax.

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February 20, 2020 | Comments
SAFECOM released the “Fiscal Year 2020 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants,” a document updated annually to provide current information on emergency communications policies, eligible costs, best practices, and technical standards for grant recipients. Grant applicants are encouraged to reference this document when developing emergency communications investments for federal funding.

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February 19, 2020 | Comments
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to expand apprenticeships in the telecommunications industry. In partnership with the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA), the grant will be used to train a 5G workforce.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
oneM2m, a standards body for the internet of things (IoT), announced it is working with the IoT Connectivity Alliance (ICA), an open alliance started by Alibaba Group; Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group; and IoT partners, to widen industry collaboration and speed up the development of universal IoT standards.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released fiscal year (FY) 2020 notices of funding opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing and mitigating terrorist attacks and major disasters.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
Wireless carriers abandoned the National Emergency Address Database (NEAD), the platform designed to support wireless providers’ provision of dispatchable location information to 9-1-1 centers, according to a letter filed with the FCC Feb. 14.

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February 18, 2020 | Comments
The Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) published a report focusing on rural first responders and their unique needs and challenges.

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February 14, 2020 | Comments
The State of New York Office of General Services (OGS) updated its telecom services contract, authorizing Verizon and AT&T’s First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) service as contractors to offer services to all state agencies and public-safety entities. The contract update runs through Sept. 15, 2024.

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March 2020

30 - 4/3
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
Las Vegas
https://www.iwceexpo.com/

April 2020

6 - 9
APCO Western Regional Conference
Ogden, Utah
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7 - 9
ENTELEC Conference and Expo
Houston
https://www.entelec.org/event/2020-entelec-conference-expo/

May 2020

6 - 7
Comms Connect New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
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