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PSC eNews Weekly
Friday, August 14, 2015
As the APCO conference team heads to Washington, DC, to prep for APCO 2015, we want to wish all those joining us safe travels and remind those who can’t make it this year that you can still follow what’s going on during the show. Look for our Show Dailies which will include daily coverage, announcements, interviews, photos and more.
 
Calling all APCO voting members! There are still a few days left in the election for our 2015 - 2016 Executive Committee. Electronic voting will close August 18 at 1:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Go to www.apcovotetoday.org to learn more about your candidates and cast your vote.
 
From the Inside Pages
Apps are already being used by first responders for unit dispatch notifications, first aid instructions and an ever-increasing list of capabilities. APCO's recent workshop in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and Public Safety Communications Research Program (PSCR) addressed data security issues for apps designed to serve public safety.
 
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The Telematics Best Practices standard is intended to provide clear guidelines for PSAP personnel in the handling of vehicle telematics and Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) calls from TSPs and updates the information the telematics operator is expected to provide.
 
Information Technology Laboratory A new draft report by an interagency working group lays out objectives and recommendations for enhancing the U.S. government's coordination and participation in the development and use of international standards for cybersecurity.
 
You can't reduce all the stress in your life, but these simple steps can help you lessen the impact on yourself, your coworkers and those you love.
 
KPAX - Missoula It was a hectic Monday night for law enforcement as 911 dispatchers in Missoula, Montana, handled hundreds of calls in the span of a few hours. Nine dispatchers fielded an estimated 800 calls about downed trees, power lines, power outages and other emergencies.
 
WSB-TV A shortage of 911 operators has a DeKalb County commissioner concerned after the county recently posted that it was looking for more than two dozen new operators.
 
 
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