Public Safety

September 21, 2017

FirstNet has landed its most populous state to date, with Texas announcing that it has opted in to the build-out of the public safety LTE network by AT&T. Idaho and Maryland also opted in to FirstNet this week, bringing the total count of opt-in states to 23 out of the 56 U.S.

August 16, 2017

Tweaking chlorine levels or even knowing where the next possible waterline break will be in Bellevue, Wash., could get a lot easier once the city completes a new smart city application to address water quality. Bellevue is developing a "smart city dashboard" to synthesize and highlight key... read more

June 20, 2017

Radio towers and wireless spectrum are only half of the equation for the public safety data network now being planned and built by FirstNet and AT&T. The other half is software, some of which was revealed Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and... read more

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June 05, 2017

Government contractors usually want to know when and where new markets are emerging. So, here’s a tip – watch what’s happening across the country in the area of public safety.

May 16, 2017

Smart cities use digital technology in order to create a home with enhanced performance and better quality. The advanced communication and the digital technologies currently available to us today can be used to make the lives of city dwellers and home owners better and safer.

April 26, 2017

"The message from all of us, was simply this: We are all in," said Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Darrell Steinberg, recounting his meeting with public agencies, elected leaders and representatives from industry stakeholders discussing the plan to begin testing and deploying autonomous vehicles (AV)... read more

April 18, 2017

The race towards fully autonomous vehicles has shifted into overdrive. In the past year, major partnerships and acquisitions between tech firms and traditional automakers have signaled the race is heating up for the future of transportation-and the stakes are high.

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April 13, 2017

A multi-billion-dollar investment is about to be made in public safety infrastructure throughout the United States and every community in America will be impacted. A contract valued at $6.5 billion for the first five years of its 25-year term has been awarded to U.S.

April 12, 2017

Data analysis from crashes and emergency responses is helping Denver map its "high injury network" ahead of the launch of the city's Vision Zero Action Plan report this summer. Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative that started in Sweden and has brought transportation planners and public... read more

April 04, 2017

In today's day and age, security has been thrust to the forefront of just about everything in current events. From insurgency to border control, it would seem that security plays a major part in our daily lives. Yet most people don't realize how intricate most security apparatuses are when it... read more

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