FirstNet reaches new usage milestones, passes 50 percent buildout
More than 7,250 public safety agencies have signed onto FirstNet, according to AT&T, the contractor building the network. Officials say mission-critical capabilities will be rolled out throughout the year.
FirstNet publishes guiding investment principles
The FirstNet board established a set of principles for investments into the network, signaling an intention to build a roadmap to guide future improvements.
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.
FirstNet fills board with six new appointments
After recent leadership changes, the public safety network's governing body is full again.
Esri introduces ArcGIS mobile app for FirstNet ecosystem
The app, Explorer for ArcGIS, provides ArcGIS capabilities to agencies that might otherwise struggle to securely share mapping data.
FirstNet board appoints longtime member to vice chair
The board still has six open spots to reach its 15-member capacity.
FirstNet CEO Mike Poth announces resignation
His departure will mark the third high-profile exit in recent weeks.
Alaska's Gov. Walker orders creation of emergency communications governing board
The new 13-member body is charged with advising the legislative and executive branches as the state upgrades to the next generation of technology.
Two FirstNet board members step down, leaving seven open seats
Since the network's launch in all 56 states and territories this year, some longtime leadership of the communications network is changing over.