Five Early Builder projects focus on different aspects of first responder use to help FirstNet evaluate technical standards and capabilities, test new equipment and develop lessons learned.
For now, issues related to speed, accuracy and workflow keep social media from becoming a mainstream communication platform for emergency response.
The GCN Dig IT Awards celebrate discovery and innovation in government IT -- the cutting-edge technology and creative implementations that are supporting critical missions at all levels of the public sector.
Booz Allen Hamilton will be working with Microsoft to develop a single dockable product that workers can use like a desktop or or mobile device without losing any compute power or security.
Government employees and ordinary citizens alike expect services to excel wherever they are. These projects are delivering on that promise.
Although there are inherent risks to increasing the number of personal mobile devices connected to government networks, the benefits are too good to ignore.
Emergency planners should use the same strategy individuals figured out for themselves after the Bastille Day attack in Nice: create multiple independent systems to ensure connectivity.
In a Black Hat presentation, a security consultant explained how existing EMS solutions could often be ineffective, even on standard, non-jailbroken personal devices.
In the ever-changing mobile world, a sound strategy includes the careful selection of projects and technologies that facilitate agility and flexibility.
The company’s software gets a nod from DISA, and its AtHoc crisis communication platform will be deployed in the Senate and expanded in the Coast Guard.
An interoperability compliance matrix will document the technical standards, key data elements and network policies that will ensure state systems can work with the nationwide public safety broadband network.
The practical advantages of using rugged mobile tablets for gathering, viewing and transmitting data leave desktops in the dust.