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States need cyber disruption response plans, NGA says
State governments need to assemble plans for treating cyberattacks more like disasters, a new paper by the National Governors Association recommends.
San Jose first to implement FirstNet citywide
San Jose, California, will equip 10 agencies — including police, fire and environmental services — with devices that run on the new network for public-safety communications.
911 call centers get a map to look up other call centers
It's a visual upgrade to a decades-old database that also comes with hooks for modern applications to share data that helps smooth emergency response.
Why New York City spent a year converting its 500-page hazard plan into a website
Officials say the paper version of its plan was "hard to digest" and went unchanged for years at a time.
Still 'lack of belief' in GIS among emergency management leaders
On GIS Addressed, former Florida emergency management CIO Richard Butgereit says GIS is still underused and underfunded in disaster response.
Next-generation 911 could cost $12.7 billion, says federal report
The multibillion-dollar figure calculated by federal agencies will help Congress advance discussions on building such a communications system over the next decade.
FirstNet Authority appoints new acting CEO to lead network buildout
Edward Parkinson, previously the authority's executive director for external affairs, takes over for Mike Poth, who resigned in September.
FCC announces plan for new direct-to-911, location-sharing rules
The Federal Communications Commission says it will bundle its implementation of Kari’s Law and part of RAY BAUM’S Act, both enacted earlier this year.
Eight big ideas win $1.6 million in connectivity challenge
New initiatives and projects are being awarded for ingenuity that could bring internet connectivity where today there's little or none.