Public Safety

Will a cyberattack take down next-generation 911?

by • 1 week 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.

New York to spend $45 million on emergency communications

by • 4 weeks ago

A new round of grant funding for local governments is designated for infrastructure and equipment upgrades for first responders.

$10B for next-generation 911 in budget package looks promising, experts say

by • 1 month ago

“We’re happy with how the language looks now," said Dan Henry, regulatory counsel for the National Emergency Number Association.

For wildfire tech, one California city is turning to Silicon Valley

by • 2 months ago

As another devastating fire season rips across the state, city officials want to develop more advanced, early-warning technologies.

Cybersecurity courses critical for public safety as threats grow, company says

by • 2 months ago

The public safety technology firm Mission Critical Partners has begun offering cybersecurity courses designed for emergency responders.

FDNY replaced its 45-year-old computer system

by • 3 months ago

Officials said the new platform is more reliable and has new features that make it easier to respond to changes in the environment.

Public-safety tech firm Mark43 announces $101M in funding

by • 4 months ago

Executives said they'll develop new capabilities in their platforms and expand their international reach by building businesses in Canada and the U.K.

Next-generation 911 advancing quickly, but needs better funding, experts say

by • 5 months ago

Cybersecurity, association leaders said, also remains a top concern as the public safety technology gets closer to launch.

Public safety agencies struggled to use CARES Act funding, report finds

by • 9 months ago

A survey of more than 1,000 public safety and government agencies showed a significant portion struggle to use and access publicly available grants.