NIST launches immersive VR research center for public safety
Researchers at NIST plan to use the new space to develop new indoor location-tracking technology and user interfaces for public safety.
Congressional watchdog urges lawmakers to act to save FirstNet
The Government Accountability Office suggested several ways lawmakers could reorganize the FirstNet Authority before its statute runs out in 2027.
FirstNet Authority promotes interim director after 18-month search
Edward Parkinson, who's led the FirstNet leadership as interim CEO and director since 2018, has been promoted to serve in the role full-time.
Cities need specialists to keep pace with emerging tech, experts say
Panelists at the Consumer Electronics Show suggested cities hire people — which they referred to as "lookers" — to manage civic-tech pilot projects.
FirstNet-approved device list names 163 smartphones, tablets, laptops
An original list of 17 devices has grown nearly tenfold as of 2020 and includes many popular devices, including iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
FirstNet approves $82 million budget for 2020
The budget also includes $82 million in reserve funding and $145 million in network reinvestment.
FirstNet's new 'roadmap' offers preview of network's future
Expanding the network's "deployables fleet" and improving in-building coverage fall under six priorities outlined in FirstNet's latest planning document.
Verizon inks first multi-vendor public safety contract with Massachusetts
The contract will allow Verizon and AT&T to provide dedicated service to public safety agencies in Massachusetts.
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.