Agencies in the Homeland Security Department have been trying establish interoperable radio communications along the southwest border, but they've fallen short of testing and managing such initiatives as well as getting users better trained on the upgraded systems.
A new report that lays out 10 principles for developing a network access and credentialing strategy will be considered by the First Responder Network Authority as it plans development of a nationwide public safety communications network.
An overwhelming number of households in the United Kingdom own at least one mobile phone and have access to voice and text services, but at least 80,000 households are in "not-spots" – particularly rural areas without any mobile phone coverage.
A group of civil liberties, public interest and other groups are arguing that the government violated the Fourth Amendment by obtaining cellphone location data of two defendants without getting a warrant in a case being heard by the Sixth Court of Appeals.
The First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet, is currently meeting with various state, local, tribal and other organizations as it develops plans for the $7 billion interoperable public safety system.
A Federal Communications Commission official requested early involvement from the public safety community in moving enhanced wireless 911 calling from policy to actual implementation.
After almost two years of testing federal mobile websites, the General Services Administration's mobile crowdsource compatibility testing program, has gathered best practices for agencies developing their mobile content strategy.
The ACLU found that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement identified 1,835 uses of the devices, probably in both state and local investigations.
Employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can now use a biometric tool in lieu of a password to sign on to their mobile devices.
While the Federal Communications Commission applauded the milestone, consumer rights activist Sina Khanifar analyzed the agreements of the four major U.S. carriers and found that two – Sprint and T-Mobile – failed to fulfill half their own commitments.