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Secret Service radios need an upgrade, says DHS OIG

As part of the U.S. Secret Service's protective mission, officers rely on radios for their day-to-day security operations. But a recent audit found those radios are in need of an upgrade.

New chip could mean better use of spectrum for DoD

A new chip may help ease congestion on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is becoming more clogged as the demand for connected devices grows.

FirstNet issues long-awaited RFP for nationwide network

The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, has issued a bundle of solicitations for the planning and building work required to stand up a nationwide, interoperable LTE network for the public safety community. Interested contractors have until April 29 to respond.

FirstNet to support personal devices through BYOD policy that complements network

The nationwide public safety broadband network will support personal devices once it is operational, said the First Responder Network Authority, the group tasked with standing up the new communications network. 

DHS funding development of smartphone 'brain chip' that learns user behavior, confirm identities

With $2.2 million in Homeland Security Department funding, Boeing is partnering with a software company to develop a smartphone "brain chip" to verify that the phone's owner is who they say they are.

DHS funding development of smartphone 'brain chip' that learns user behavior, confirm identities

With $2.2 million in Homeland Security Department funding, Boeing is partnering with a software company to develop a smartphone "brain chip" to verify that the phone's owner is who they say they are.

ACLU urges Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff to use secure, encrypted communications apps, tools

For instance, the ACLU pointed out that encrypted smartphone apps like Signal and WhatsApp are free and easily downloadable from major app stores, while Apple has built encrypted voice, video and text communications apps into its operating system.

ACLU urges Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff to use secure, encrypted communications apps, tools

For instance, the ACLU pointed out that encrypted smartphone apps like Signal and WhatsApp are free and easily downloadable from major app stores, while Apple has built encrypted voice, video and text communications apps into its operating system.

Public safety group advises states on how to fund Next Generation 911

States have several funding models at their disposal when planning how they will support the rollout of Next Generation 911 networks and services, according to the National Association of State 911 Administrators.

Public safety group advises states on how to fund Next Generation 911

States have several funding models at their disposal when planning how they will support the rollout of Next Generation 911 networks and services, according to the National Association of State 911 Administrators.