Public Safety

Two more counties sign onto STARNet, Pennsylvania's new statewide radio network

by • 1 month ago

A 911 center serving two Central Pennsylvania counties announced it's joining STARNet, the state's new interoperable radio network.

NIST launches immersive VR research center for public safety

by • 2 months ago

Researchers at NIST plan to use the new space to develop new indoor location-tracking technology and user interfaces for public safety.

Driving innovation in the hub of Silicon Valley

by • 3 months ago

On the Priorities podcast, San Jose chief innovation officer Clay Garner outlines his approach to closing the digital divide and embracing emerging tech.

New Jersey Gov. Murphy announces $7 million for gunshot detection tech

by • 5 months ago

Gov. Phil Murphy said the state is investing millions in gunshot-detection systems and community-based programs to reduce gun violence.

Missouri Highway Patrol backpedals on 'Batman'-themed alert

by • 6 months ago

The Missouri State Highway Patrol told residents it was looking for the Joker, but the alert was not so serious.

NHTSA selects vendor to test new 911 data-exchange model

by • 7 months ago

A new standard for sharing 911 data is an essential step as the nation moves to a IP-based systems, officials said.

States need boost for 911 networks and staffing, analysts say

by • 7 months ago

The firm Mission Critical Partners released an analysis after completing more than 100 vulnerability assessments of 911 centers.

First responders say they want better tech interoperability

by • 8 months ago

A survey of public-safety personnel found that 70% are comfortable with existing technologies, but also revealed a desire for more seamless communications.

Will a cyberattack take down next-generation 911?

by • 9 months ago

NENA's Brandon Abley says that although the next generation of 911 will be more complex, its distributed nature will make it hard for bad actors to take down.